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Category: Health Science

Type: Standard

Location: Seattle

Starts: Jun. 21, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Life Science Washington Institute (LSWI or LSW Institute)  is a non‐profit organization whose mission is 
to  support  life  science  entrepreneurs  and  start‐up  companies  via  educational,   economic  and  other 
resources crucial  for  their  success.  We work  to ensure life  science entrepreneurs  have access  to  the 
training,  mentoring,  funding and partners they require to start and grow their companies,  from ideation 
through  commercialization.   LSW  Institute  is  part  of  Life  Science  Washington  (LSW),   the  industry 
association serving the life science ecosystem throughout Washington state and beyond. 
Reporting  directly  to  the  LSWI  Manager  of  Entrepreneurship,   the  Commercialization  Intern  will 
participate in the development,  execution and day‐to‐day management of programs,  services,  events, 
and other projects to deliver on organizational goals and objectives.  In addition,  the Intern will engage 
with  companies,   research  institutions  and  other  organizations  on  behalf  of  LSWI  as  assigned  by  the 
Manager of Entrepreneurship. 


This  is  a  great  opportunity  for  the  Commercialization  Intern  to  deepen  their  knowledge  and 
understanding of the life science entrepreneurial landscape and startup ecosystem in Washington state 
through  a  combination  of  project‐based  and  daily  responsibilities.   The  Intern  will  learn  about  the 
challenges faced by emerging life science companies and participate in the development and execution 
of programs,  services and events to help entrepreneurs address these challenges.  As a result,  the intern 
will  develop  a  deeper  understanding  of  various  career  paths,   learn  new  skills  while  working  on 
meaningful assignments and projects,  and receive professional training that will help prepare for future 
As the LSWI Commercialization Intern,  you can expect to:   
  Strengthen existing programs and contribute to the development of new ones 
  Participate in networking events and engage with a wide  range of key stakeholders,  including 
academics,  non‐profit organizations,  industry partners and government/policy makers 
How You Will Make a Difference
1)  Washington Innovation Network (WIN)  Mentorship Program +  Startup Facing
  Build relationships with startups participating in WIN (a milestone‐based,  early stage advising program) 
  Track and report company/mentor established milestones 
  Coordinate sessions for startups to meet with mentors 
  Catalogue mentor strengths and identify gaps 
  Collect  feedback  and  help  develop  an  evaluation  method  to  assess  program  strengths  and 
identify areas for improvement 
2)  Ecosystem Outreach
  Promote LSWI to all potential network partners,  i.e.,  identify and attend events in the community 
with the purpose of introducing entrepreneurs to LSWI programs and services 
  Strengthen and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem by helping coordinate networking events 
  Work  with  Manager  of  Entrepreneurship  to  develop  a  LinkedIn  Group  for  entrepreneurs  to 
connect with the Institute and each other 
3)  Marketing/Event Management
  Work with the LSW/LSWI marketing team to develop content for participant outreach and event 
promotion (social media and email marketing campaigns) 
  Provide logistical support for mentor sessions and other events hosted by the Institute,  working 
in partnership with the LSW/LSWI events team,  sponsors,  and participants,  when necessary 
4)  Other Activities
  Revise and update documents and presentations;  assist in producing reports 
  Perform various ad‐hoc projects and tasks as assigned 
  Manage calendars across various constituents 


Bachelor’s  degree  and  currently  pursuing  advanced  degree  in  Science,   Engineering,   Business, 
Communications,  or other related field 
  Strong project management skills  
  Self‐motivated;  outgoing and engaging personality  
  Able  to  grasp  new  concepts  quickly  including  technical  information,   life  science  topics  and 
administrative task management  
  Proficient using the latest version of Office 365  
  Creativity,  ingenuity,  initiative,  flexibility,  and a helpful,  can‐do attitude
  Previous work/internship experience  
  Familiarity with Eventbrite,  Zoom,  SurveyMonkey and/or Word Press  

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