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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 09/18/2023 (Tentative)

PCI Ventures is initiating our next cycle of the Volunteer Internship Program. PCI Ventures supports the commercialization of technologies developed by the Penn community through company formation and entrepreneurial endeavors. We engage with Penn faculty, staff and students through programs such as this. We have over 60 active companies in our PCI Ventures portfolio. We are searching for talented individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit that are looking to develop their skills by gaining hands-on experience volunteering within a startup in our portfolio. We welcome undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs to apply. Prior volunteers have reported great professional growth and personal satisfaction from supporting an early stage venture and working closely with the CEO and/or Founders.

Please submit your application here by September 18, 2020. Applications will be accepted beyond this date too; however, the chance of being contacted by a startup may be reduced since companies gain access to prospective volunteer resumes on this date. Your resume will be accessible to our startups who will reach out to you directly for an interview. If mutual interest for a volunteer opportunity exists, specifics of the engagement (e.g. working hours, length of engagement, responsibilities, deliverables etc.) will be worked out between you and the company CEO directly.

Preferred Qualifications

Our portfolio companies report valuable contributions from volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and skills for tasks such as:

  • Market research & strategy
  • Business development, commercialization strategy & sales
  • Financial modeling
  • Marketing,  social media, communications
  • Coding & web development
  • Data management and analytics
  • Grant writing support
  • Statistical analysis
  • FDA regulatory process research and support
  • Lab bench activities (nano-particle synthesis and characterization, etc.)
  • Mechanical & electrical engineering (prototype development)


Research Offering Type

Internship, Research Assistant



Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, LPS, Nursing, Wharton



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