Intern, Data Analytics & Mentorship at QB3
San Francisco, CA, US

Opportunity

QB3 and the UCSF Rosenman Institute are seeking a motivated, efficient intern. This is an opportunity to understand what life science startups need to succeed in the Bay Area. The experience gained in this position would be valuable in a career in business development, technology transfer, or VC investing.

The position has two components:

  • Working with the Deputy Director to gather, analyze, and present data to measure the institute’s impact on its client base. (80-90%)
  • Working with an experienced business leader to build a mentorship program for startup entrepreneurs. (10-20%)

Need

QB3 is a life science business accelerator based at UCSF Mission Bay. QB3’s clients are life science entrepreneurs drawn both from academia and industry careers. QB3's mission is to help its clients launch and successfully build startup companies. The UCSF Rosenman Institute is QB3’s health technology initiative.

The QB3/Rosenman team is small but efficient, with finite resources, and needs to allocate its efforts in the areas that produce maximum impact. To optimize its operations, the organization needs a quantitative snapshot of its impact. The first task is to define the QB3/Rosenman “network”; the second, to decide which metrics are important; the third, to gather the data; and finally, to boil it down to essentials for presentation to leadership.

One QB3/Rosenman initiative, the Executive Mentorship and Talent Program, matches entrepreneurs and clinicians with experienced businesspeople. To expand this program, the responsible team member needs assistance from an intern.

Intern Duties

  • Working with the Deputy Director, drawing boundaries to define the QB3/Rosenman network of startups
  • Selecting metrics to measure QB3/Rosenman impact on the startups’ success
  • Working with startups to measure the patient outcomes and overall impact
  • Collecting data on the startup network
  • Analyzing and presenting data
  • Managing the QB3/Rosenman database of mentors and companies
  • Tracking outcome data from existing entrepreneur-mentor pairings and CEO placements, in an organized fashion

About QB3

QB3 is the University of California’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in the life sciences. The institute supports UC researchers and empowers Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and partner with industry. With five incubators, two seed-stage venture capital firms, and a special initiative in medical devices — the UCSF Rosenman Institute — QB3 helps bio-entrepreneurs create high-value jobs and brings more than $750 million into the Bay Area each year. Visit qb3.org.



  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Current student at university
  • Attention to detail, strong research skills
  • Understanding of analytics and how to present data
  • An interest in business and entrepreneurship
  • Experience working with senior-level executives is a plus