OTMC Interns glean extensive knowledge of the processes underlying intellectual property protection and technology transfer from their everyday experiences in our office. The OTMC Internship Program is valuable not only to the technology transfer office but also to Moffitt and its research as a whole. The program furthers Moffitt's mission to educate by providing interns with the opportunity to develop useful skills and a strong knowledge base through their daily participation in various science, legal, and business projects. Interns are heavily involved in advancing the technologies developed by Moffitt, a task integral to the functionality of OTMC. Interns' projects directly aid in the transfer of inventions to faculty start-ups and established companies for further development and commercialization. The experience gained from the OTMC Internship Program will prepare interns to seek employment in biotech-related fields in the future, thus strengthening the industry in the Tampa Bay area.