Translating science to business: Tech Transfer internship applications due Aug. 3

Interested in exploring opportunities outside of the lab? Technology Transfer and Business Development offers a comprehensive internship program to help participants who are interested in intellectual property and technology business development. The program provides experiences navigating the business, legal and commercialization process of moving scientific innovations to the market. Past applicants typically have had a background in bioscience, engineering, medicine, business or law.

Over the past several years, more than 60 interns have come through the program, going on to apply valuable knowledge and skills to a variety of science, business, and legal professions.

The year-long, unpaid internship program starts Oct. 1, 2018, at the beginning of the academic school year. Interns are expected to volunteer 8 to 10 hours each week and will have the opportunity to take a limited amount of time off during the course of the internship.

Submit an application for the 2018-2019 academic school year by Aug. 3.
To apply, please visit the careers and internships page on the TTBD website.

Drop-in informational sessions are available:

  • Baird Hall 1027B
    • June 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    • June 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
    • June 22, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • CHH 3172
    • June 20, 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.

To qualify, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a life science, a physical science and/or engineering
  • Be pursuing or have received a graduate-level degree in science, medicine, engineering, business or law
  • Have an interest in intellectual property, technology transfer and/or business development as a career goal
  • Be able to commit to volunteering 8 to 10 hours per week during the year-long program


To apply, please visit the careers and internships page on the TTBD website.

Questions? Contact Nicole Garrison at