Office of Technology Commercialization Intern

POSTED: September 11, 2017
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette, IN 47906
START DATE: Immdediate Availability


  • Synthesize conversational marketing materials and business tools, including some industry analysis, from technical and scientific materials describing PU innovations.
  • Perform preliminary market and industry research to identify relevant information used to assess commercial viability of Purdue innovations and identify potential commercial development partners for those Purdue innovations.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • At least two years of undergraduate coursework in a scientific or technical area required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, including simplifying complex technical details for non-technical audience.
  • Advanced research capabilities required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and meet short deadlines.
  • Effective at setting priorities, time management and maintaining confidentiality. 
  • Eager to work in a highly motivated and collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge/interest in intellectual property rights and protection, and the commercialization/marketing of such intellectual property. 


  • Hours: 8- 12 hours per week in academic year and up to 20 hours per week in the summer.
  • $11.00/hour.
  • Jobs are located in Purdue Research Park, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Purdue Research Foundation student and internship employment opportunities currently do not meet US immigration standards for students on F-1 student visas to pursue curricular practical training (CPT).

Application Instructions:

If interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources, or to 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.  Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


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