Internship Program

About the TLO

The MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO) is a leading technology transfer organization that aids in the commercialization of the world class research at MIT. The TLO operates at the intersection between technology, business, and law, and is located within the vibrant Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square. Working with MIT’s brightest scientists and engineers, the TLO helps translate their ingenuity and ideas into commercial development through licensing of new technologies.

Our Mission Statement reads:

In the spirit of MIT’s mission to advance knowledge, the TLO moves innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT’s global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence and bridge connections from MIT’s research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

Internship Program

The TLO is seeking current students (undergraduates, masters, PhDs) from MIT and other universities with a strong interest in technology transfer to join our internship program. Postdocs from other universities also welcome to apply. The TLO internship program is open to applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have a background in life sciences, physical sciences, or business disciplines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit any questions about the internship program or application process to tlo-internships@mit.edu.

Program Highlights

  • Through the course of the program, acquire an introduction to the field of technology transfer, intellectual property management, and marketing
  • Develop a network of professionals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem including interactions with TLO professional staff who have years of industry experience and connections with other researchers who are interested in commercializing scientific technology
  • Acquire marketable skills and learn about other career paths
  • Participate in special training and seminars on relevant topics

The following positions are currently available:

Marketing Intern

Licensing Intern - Koch Material Transfer Agreements