Innovation and Commercialization internship program – applications due Nov. 22

Technology Transfer internship program – applications due Nov. 17

Are you interested in technology transfer, business development, or patent law? The OHSU Innovation and Commercialization volunteer internship program provides real-world experience with innovation development and the transition of technology from laboratory to market. Deadline extended to Nov. 22, 2019. Volunteer interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend or academic credit, depending on your role and affiliation. The three-month program begins in January 2020. 


  • Be enrolled in or have completed a graduate-level degree in science, medicine, engineering, business, or law.
  • Be interested in a career in intellectual property, technology transfer, or business development.
  • Be able to commit to volunteering 8 to 10 hours per week for at least three months. The program can be extended in three-month increments for interns in good standing, per a formal review process.

To apply

Questions? Contact Nicole Garrison, operations manager,

Submit an application packet via email to by Nov. 22, 2019, with the following materials attached:

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter that states the applicant’s preferred internship track (Technology Transfer, Business Development, or patent law), what interested them in the program, the applicant’s career aspirations, and what the applicant hopes to achieve by participating in the internship program.
  • Letter of recommendation from a recent supervisor or graduate mentor (may be emailed separately by letter writer).
  • Letter of permission to participate in the Innovation and Commercialization volunteer internship program from both the applicant’s advisor and program director (only required if applicant is a current staff member, student, or volunteer of OHSU).