The Engine is hiring a

Technology Landscape Intern

Cambridge, United States
Technology Landscape Intern

About The Engine
The Engine, built by MIT, invests in early-stage companies solving the world’s biggest problems through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership. We accelerate the path to market for Tough Tech companies through a combination of capital, infrastructure, and network. These Tough Tech companies work in diverse arenas including advanced materials, energy, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotech, food&ag, robotics, space, and more.

Job Description 
The Technology Landscape Intern will assist with landscape mapping for various tough tech areas and scientific and technical diligence of incoming opportunities. He or she will work closely with the Engine investment team, evaluating the foundation of potential new investments as well as placing these opportunities within a broader context. We are looking for an Intern to join our team as soon as possible.

Key Responsibilities: 
-Gain an understanding of the scientific research, publications and IP of the given Tough Tech sector
-Understand the market dynamics and key trends, including regulatory trends
-Identify key players and competitors in the field and relevant academic and industry experts
For company-specific diligence:
-Identify the target company’s potential competitors and partners 
-Identify, categorize and prioritize the key scientific/technical risks the company has already retired versus those they are still facing
-Evaluate forward-going R&D plan and strategy of the potential company
-Help prepare internal investment memos

Skills and Qualifications 
-Motivated by The Engine’s mission to enable tough tech entrepreneurs to create world-changing companies 
-PhD student (ideally 4th or 5th year) or postdoc in engineering or (applied) science, or MBA student with a strong background in an engineering or (applied) science discipline 
-Ability to dedicate 10-15hrs per week to The Engine; must be affiliated with one of the universities in the greater Boston area
-Preferentially demonstrated significant activity in science/technology disciplines outside one's own field or work in “convergence”/interdisciplinary areas
-Fast and eager learner, naturally curious and passionate about new technologies
-Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail without losing sight of the larger goals and context
-Execution-driven with ability to work in a flexible, dynamic and fast-paced environment
-Pro-active and self-motivated, while also taking directions well or seeking directions when needed
-Able to present and communicate effectively 
-Bonus: growing network in the greater Boston academic and entrepreneurial ecosystem

How do I apply? Please submit a resume and a cover letter. If after reviewing your application, you are selected to continue the interview process, we will reach out to set up an in-person meeting. Note this is a paid internship opportunity, so if you are a foreign national, please make sure your visa allows you to receive financial compensation.

The Engine is located in Central Square in Cambridge and operates a 30,000 square-feet facility with co-working offices, a bio lab, a wet chemistry lab and a prototyping shop. Our website contains additional details about our founders, our team, our mission and our offering: 

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