Careers & Internships
Employment within the OHSU office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD)
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally-renowned health and research university. Not only is OHSU Oregon's only academic health center, but it's also Portland's largest employer. The TTBD office manages and assesses the commercial potential of research and innovative ideas to bring research from the laboratory to the marketplace for public benefit. Our staff members are the most important asset in our pursuit to provide exceptional research and community service. Team members enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, as well as a challenging and dynamic work environment. To search for career opportunities within OHSU or TTBD please go to: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/
Internship Opportunities at TTBD
TTBD is no longer accepting internship applications for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
- Time commitment: TTBD's year-long unpaid internship program starts at the beginning of the academic school year. Interns are expected to volunteer 8 to 10 hours per week in the TTBD office. Interns will have the opportunity to take a limited amount of time off during the course of the internship. The program will run from Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 27, 2019.
- Program tracks: The program has three tracks; technology transfer, business development, and patent. TTBD interns will be generally exposed to all three areas, but will focus on a single track.
- Instruction phase: Regardless of the track, each internship begins with the month-long instruction phase that covers essential topics related to technology transfer, business development, and intellectual property. Interns also receive training on using the tools and systems that they will utilize during the subsequent project phase.
- Project phase: Interns are assigned a project or multiple projects and work closely with a mentor from TTBD. Interns also complete evaluations on newly disclosed OHSU technologies. Internships conclude with interns presenting their project(s) to TTBD staff and other stakeholders.
In order to qualify for a TTBD internship, candidates must:
- Hold a bachelor's degree in a life science, a physical science, and/or engineering.
- Be pursuing or have received a graduate-level degree in science, medicine, engineering, business, or law.
- Have an interest in intellectual property, technology transfer, and/or business development as a career goal.
- Be able to commit to volunteering 8 to10 hours per week during the year long program.
- Submit an application packet via email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the recruitment period, with the following materials attached:
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae
- Cover letter that states the applicant's preferred internship track, the applicant's career aspirations, and what the applicant hopes to achieve by participating in the internship program
- Letter of recommendation from a recent supervisor or graduate mentor (may be emailed separately by letter writer)
- Letter of permission to participate in the TTBD internship program from both the applicant's advisor and program director (only required if applicant is a current staff member, student, or volunteer of OHSU)
Questions? Please contact Nicole Garrison, Operations Manager, at email@example.com.