Marketing Internship

The marketing interns work closely with the licensing staff to craft marketing collateral that will be used to support marketing strategies that demonstrate the value proposition of MIT technology to potential licensees. Additionally, marketing interns analyze the commercial potential of early stage technology.


  • Generate non-confidential marketing briefs by reviewing available scientific documentation, disclosures, and patent applications, synthesizing the information into a concise marketing summary
  • Develop marketing analysis reports
  • Other special projects as needed 


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong scientific/technical background
  • Demonstrated interest in technology transfer
  • Ability to research complex scientific concepts in a variety of fields and clearly and concisely synthesize the findings into a marketing summary for general audiences
  • Self-motivated and an eagerness to learn


  • Current Undergrad, Masters, PhD student, or Postdoc*
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Commitment and availability to work 10 hours/week (during the spring and fall semesters) or up to 40 hours/week during summer (June-August)
  • Background in life sciences, physical sciences, and/or business development disciplines.
  • PhD students and Postdocs must obtain permission from their PI and/or faculty advisor prior to submitting an application. 

Application Process

  • Submit a letter of interest, current resume, and a professional writing sample to
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted for an initial interview process
  • Candidates who advance to the next round will be asked to complete a writing test and participate in additional interviews

Applications for the 20/21 academic year are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit any questions about the internship program or application process to

*Due to MIT Policy, MIT postdocs are ineligible to participate in this internship program. Please direct any questions or concerns to