MRUN Intern Announcement – Fall 2014 | MRUN

MRUN Intern Announcement – Fall 2014

Internship Description

The Midwest Research University Network (MRUN) is announcing a call for intern(s) for the fall/ winter quarter. The incumbent(s) is(are) currently working on an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program at a Chicago area university and has an interest in learning how research and entrepreneurial networks are established and supported via not for profit organizations. The intern(s) will work with the President of MRUN to develop and implement the program for the 2015 Catalyzing Tech Transfer and Startup Financing conference (CATTEC VII) along with assisting in the development of the Network of members and sponsors for the conference.


Approximately 5 hours per week for one quarter with potential for staying for an additional quarter if interested.


The incumbent will make calls to potential partners, vendors and sponsors and set up meetings for the President. The incumbent will evaluate the past CATTEC conferences and survey the membership for success metrics, areas for improvement and innovative methods for accomplishing the goals of MRUN and the CATTEC conference.

The incumbent will create and maintain a database of members, contacts and associates of MRUN. The incumbent will support the production of the electronic newsletter. The incumbent will be responsible for other duties as assigned.


This is an unsupported internship and thus no wage is provided. The incumbent may identify grant opportunities or sponsors that may provide funds for salary support in their second quarter.


The incumbent is self-motivated and capable of working under deadlines under the direction of the President of MRUN. The incumbent will have an outgoing personality and excellent interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse group of individuals, including academic faculty, research administrators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Advanced computer skills are necessary including strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and database use.

The incumbent will have a high degree of intellectual curiosity and the willingness to learn about research and technology transfer particularly as it applies to academic entrepreneurism and technology commercialization.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this internship and is not meant to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


Gary Keller, MRUN –