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Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

Start Date:
October 3, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Lakita Cavin

Description of UTHSC Internship Role

  • Screening and evaluating new technology disclosed by UT faculty and staff to determine a technology’s commercial potential.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Graduate students, professional school students, or postdoctoral fellows.
    (Students must be 3rd year or beyond.)
  • All applicants must have the written approval of their advisor/PI.

Skill Set

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced research capabilities (not just Google)
  • Analytical and critical thinking


  • Participate in inventor interviews
  • Intellectual property analysis
  • Market and industry analysis
  • Development of marketing materials
  • Targeted Marketing

Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Letter of approval from advisor


  • 8-10 hrs/wk for 6 months


  • $15/hour paid as an offset of grant funds, not as additional payment to intern.

Q & A with UTRF Health Science Center Office Interns