(October 07, 2013) With this release NATI is calling for applications to its 52 week cost-shared internship program.The Commercialization Officer Internship and Directed Research Program(COIDRP) is intended to support technology commercialization training and experience for individuals with an appropriate background in business, engineering, science and/or other equivalencies.

There are three main purposes for COIDRP including the creation of a forum to provide practical, hands-on work experience for new post-secondary graduates in the areas of R & D and product commercialization, as well as experience in trade and export activities designed to support commercialization; to enable the participating companies to develop their  capabilities through the provision of in-house R & D and commercialization advisory services; and to increase the commercialization of products and services for NL-based companies.

Placements are limited and selection is competitive; preference will be given to NL companies who demonstrate a focus on commercialization and directed research, and show that they can provide an intern with a quality placement.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 25.

Click here for the application and click here for 2014 COIDRP Terms and Conditions.

For more information, please click here or contact Natasha Hudson, Business Development Executive, NATI.

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