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Attention Students: We are hiring!

Have you ever wanted to be involved with cutting edge technology? Are you interested in working with startup companies? Would you like to gain experience talking to real industry professionals before you graduate? Do you want a paid internship with flexible work hours that doesn’t require making copies? If so, then The University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is for you.

First, what is OTT? The Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) works to protect and commercialize the intellectual property of the university. In layman’s terms, that means we help inventors take their creations from the lab to the marketplace. Currently, OTT is looking for bright, ambitious students to work and assist with the development of these cutting edge technologies.

Students who want to help impact the development of new inventions are encouraged to apply for the venture development position. A full description of the position is listed below.

Venture Development

Interns will work with OTT staff to develop commercialization strategies for UA-based intellectual property in technical fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, etc. The scope of the commercialization strategy will include: assessing a new technology, conducting market research to determine the correct market(s) for the technology, determining the technology’s position within the market, and developing a recommendation for commercialization (i.e., license to established company, start-up a new company, or develop technology jointly with an established company). Interns will be required to present their findings each week, so that progress may be recorded and tracked. The ultimate goal of the internship is to identify promising technologies that have a high chance for commercialization. These technologies will be presented to judges with both technical and business backgrounds along with the UA community at a technology showcase in November 2015. The interns will gain valuable experience in preparing commercialization strategies, delivering elevator pitches and presentations, working in multidisciplinary teams, and the chance to interact with angel investors, venture capitalists, industry leaders and executives.

The time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per week. Weekly meetings with OTT staff and other interns are mandatory and last a maximum of 1-2 hours. There will be a mandatory boot camp the week of August 17th – August 21st and will last approximately 2 hours.

Pay for this position will be commensurate with educational level and experience.

So, if you are looking for on-campus work where you can truly help make a difference, don’t wait any longer. Apply now!

Have you ever wanted to be involved with cutting edge technology? Are you interested in working with startup companies? Would you like to gain experience talking to real industry professionals before you graduate? Do you want a paid internship with flexible work hours that doesn’t require making copies? If so, then The University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is for you.

First, what is OTT? The Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) works to protect and commercialize the intellectual property of the university. In layman’s terms, that means we help inventors take their creations from the lab to the marketplace. Currently, OTT is looking for bright, ambitious students to work and assist with the development of these cutting edge technologies.

Students who want to help impact the development of new inventions are encouraged to apply for the venture development position. A full description of the position is listed below.

Venture Development

Interns will work with OTT staff to develop commercialization strategies for UA-based intellectual property in technical fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, etc. The scope of the commercialization strategy will include: assessing a new technology, conducting market research to determine the correct market(s) for the technology, determining the technology’s position within the market, and developing a recommendation for commercialization (i.e., license to established company, start-up a new company, or develop technology jointly with an established company). Interns will be required to present their findings each week, so that progress may be recorded and tracked. The ultimate goal of the internship is to identify promising technologies that have a high chance for commercialization. These technologies will be presented to judges with both technical and business backgrounds along with the UA community at a technology showcase in November 2015. The interns will gain valuable experience in preparing commercialization strategies, delivering elevator pitches and presentations, working in multidisciplinary teams, and the chance to interact with angel investors, venture capitalists, industry leaders and executives.

The time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per week. Weekly meetings with OTT staff and other interns are mandatory and last a maximum of 1-2 hours. There will be a mandatory boot camp the week of August 17th – August 21st and will last approximately 2 hours.

Pay for this position will be commensurate with educational level and experience.

So, if you are looking for on-campus work where you can truly help make a difference, don’t wait any longer. Apply now!

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