Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Lab Intellectual Property Office is looking for a highly motivated, technically proficient, and business savvy Tech Commercialization Intern!
In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with business development, marketing, and licensing experts to learn and experience the process of commercializing energy storage and generation technologies developed at the Lab. Learn the latest market trends for advanced Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen systems and engage with industry leading companies to understand product-market fit for cutting edge innovations.
This is a part time, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), 1 year Student appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate academic program to qualify for this position.
This position will operate up to 40 hours per week during the summer or 20 hours per week during the academic school year. The hours and days of the week are flexible.
Salary will be predetermined based on student step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
What You Will Do:
Shadow business development experts and contribute to technology assessments to determine the potential of identified technologies for patentability and marketability to licensees.
Assist with analysis of the technology solutions offered for advanced Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen systems using the scientific knowledge learnt from course work.
Assist with customer discovery interviews/surveys for energy storage and generation technologies.
Learn intellectual property decision-making and management strategy and processes.
Provide marketing research and support with strategy development.
Assist with writing marketing pieces, feature stories, and social media promotion pieces.
Conduct email marketing campaigns including developing contact lists and creating Mailchimp email campaigns.
Assist with the development of videos/graphics or other content for marketing and branding activities including helping to organize, execute, and distribute creative campaigns.
Learn IP management and patent analysis databases, input/upkeep the inquiry or company engagement data, and produce reports as needed for case analysis.
What is Required:
Must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate academic program.
Experience or coursework in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrochemical Systems, or related areas.
Proficient computer skills including experience with Google application suite including gmail, calendar, etc.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with multimedia, social media, and networking platforms.
For full consideration, please apply by July 11, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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