The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities .USC has more than $1.04 billion dollars in annual research expenditures and is rapidly expanding its research activity through a strategy that emphasizes collaboration across multiple disciplines to address key societal needs. The latest federal Higher Education Research and Development Survey puts USC within an exclusive pack of 13 private universities whose research expenditures top $1 billion annually. Research expenditures are a nationally recognized measure of a university’s discovery and innovation enterprise.

As the technology transfer office for the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation plays a key role in Southern California’s innovation ecosystem. We license USC discoveries to existing businesses or startup companies so they can be developed into products and services that improve human lives, solve problems, and fuel economic growth. Through licensing discoveries, promoting entrepreneurship, and stimulating innovation, the Stevens Center is helping to create a better future. Please check back regularly for updates and new career opportunities with our office.

Innovation Intern Program

Are you interested in the commercialization of academic technology?

The USC Stevens Center serves as a university-wide resource that works to move discoveries of researchers from lab to market. Our exciting Innovation Intern Program offers USC students experience in technology assessment, market research, and new venture planning. Interns strategize with a team of tech transfer leaders and contribute to new approaches in innovation management in an entrepreneurial setting at the USC Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

This is a paid internship and requires 5- 10 hours a week for at least one semester. Interns will receive TRAINING and MENTORSHIP in these functions:

  • Perform a patentability analysis
  • Develop a patenting strategy
  • Perform a market analysis
  • Carry out a marketing campaign
  • Draft and negotiate IP agreements such as CDAs, IIAs

We are looking for interns. Apply NOW!

Please complete the application form at and email it with your CV to: