ORNL Seeking UT Graduate Students for Technology Transfer Program

UT graduate students in certain fields have an opportunity to take part in a high-end summer program thanks to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL’s Technology Transfer Internship Program is open to UT students in particular programs in the Haslam College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the College of Arts and Sciences who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5, who can commit to working forty hours per week between May and August, and who can contribute at least eight hours a week during the fall semester if the project is continued.

Selected students will be paid a stipend of $600 per week during the summer and a prorated stipend based on any hours worked during the fall. An additional $150 housing allowance and limited travel reimbursement are available for students whose permanent address is fifty miles or more from ORNL.

The opportunity is designed to expose graduate students to the business of technology transfer and intellectual property management at ORNL and is open to those pursuing degrees in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Physics
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Earth and geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Life Health and medical sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Other physical sciences
  • Computer sciences
  • Environmental and marine sciences
  • Nanotechnology

Through the program, students will gain hands-on experience in technology assessment, marketing, and commercialization.

During the summer, the students will participate in small multidisciplinary teams on technology transfer projects that may include technology and market assessment and the marketing of technologies for commercialization. Each student will have a commercialization manager mentor, and by the end of the summer will have the necessary training to participate independently with the guidance of the commercialization manager.

At the end of the summer internship, students may be invited to continue the program on a part-time level at ORNL as they continue their studies.

For more information or to apply, visit Zintellect.

C O N T A C T :

David Goddard (865-974-0683, david.goddard@utk.edu)