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Communications Intern

We are accepting applications at this time for a Fall 2017 Communications Intern.

Who We Are

The Office of Technology Management is committed to helping our interns advance their education and their career goals. We provide our interns with résumé-building experience in many different areas of communications and tailor the position to their interests & skills as much as possible.


Strong writing skills are a must!
Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) is preferred.

What You Will Do

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and proofreading content such as press releases, tweets, blog posts, feature stories, newsletters and email blasts
  • Designing brochures, flyers and sell sheets
  • Helping manage the OTM's social media presence
  • Identifying strategies and tools to maximize the OTM website as a communications vehicle
  • Distributing press releases and stories and working across campus to get OTM stories placed on appropriate sites and in appropriate publications
  • Advertising OTM events to the campus community
  • Assisting at OTM campus events as appropriate
  • Updating the OTM website with current information

Application Deadline

April 7, 2017

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, résumé and writing sample to:

Nicole Nair, Assistant Director for Marketing & Communications
Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
319 Ceramics Building
105 South Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Internship Details

Pay rate: $14/hour
Start date: August 2017 (Fall Semester)
Hours: The position requires 10 hours/week during the academic year and reports to the OTM's Assistant Director for Marketing & Communications.                               



Commercialization Analysts (not accepting applications at this time)

Join Our Team: Internship Opportunity at the Intersection of Business, Science & Law

The Office of Technology Management is seeking MBA, JD, and PhD candidates to join its paid commercialization analyst internship program, starting Summer 2017 and lasting through Spring 2018.  

Interns will develop an understanding of intellectual property law, market and industry analysis, and introductory licensing methods and strategies. 

Who We Are

We are the office responsible for protecting and commercializing innovations developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Who Can Apply

MBA students, law students, and PhD students in any scientific field (PhD students must have approval from their advisors before a job can be accepted). 

What You Will Do

Working with members of OTM staff, you will talk with UIUC inventors/innovators to understand their innovation, then perform a patentability analysis (we have tools and training for this) and perform a market analysis (we have tools and training for this). You will compile your results into a presentation that you will make to OTM staff, suggesting a path forward for the innovation. During this entire process, OTM staff will mentor you. We will take you to law firms and Chicago start-ups and incubators as part of your training process.

What You Will Learn

Besides learning a bit of patent law, market analysis, and some business law, you will learn about entrepreneurship, negotiating, and licensing.

Why Work at OTM

Many universities have copied the UIUC OTM internship program. Employers recognize the OTM intern program as a great training ground for patent attorneys, market analysis, entrepreneurs, etc. And we have fun.

Application Deadline

February 10, 2017 

Internship Details

Pay rate: $19.50/hour
Timing: May 15, 2017 - May 2018, except for UIUC holidays and finals week (Law students have the option of an August start date).
Hours: Summer months: 35 hours/week (Ph.D. candidates only work 35 hours/week the first two weeks); Class months: 10 hours/week.

To Apply:

Submit résumé and cover letter via I-Link/Simplicity or email to OTM Associate Director Steve Wille at

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