2022 Internship Applications are currently closed.



The UTRF Commercialization Analyst Internship program is a hands-on opportunity to explore new innovations being developed at UT and to understand the transition from research to a commercial product.

Our interns work closely with UTRF’s licensing staff to provide support for innovation assessments while obtaining valuable experience in preparation for careers that merge science with business development, entrepreneurship, and law.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. View Description and Requirements here.


Whether you take the Patent Bar and become a successful IP attorney, work as a General Counsel in the business world, or end up a criminal attorney, UTRF provides the opportunity to become a better lawyer and stronger professional.

Chase Moore, JD Candidate, Spring 2019, University of Tennessee, 2017-2018 UTRF Intern

“The UTRF internship helped confirm my decision to pursue a career away from the lab bench. It highlighted the skill set I developed in graduate school and helped me prepare for job interviews by providing concrete examples of how I used particular skill sets in a non-lab setting.”

Vanessa Nguyen, PhD Candidate in Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, 2018-2019 UTRF Intern

View our 2021 UTRF Internship Opportunities Webinar

Click on each image for corresponding intern posts.


2020 Intern Image

2020 Interns: Luke Erwin and Dalton Howard


2019 Interns (l-r): Brenden Holbrook, Walter Tebbs, and  Riley Boone


2018 Interns (l-r): Lauren Hughes, Vanessa Nguyen, Travis Vest, and  Jason Bouvier


2017 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2017 Interns (l-r): Will Fitts, Kelsey Jones, and Chase Moore


2016 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2016 Interns (l-r): Brian Fane, Joe Smith, Derrick Davis, and Chris Andrews


2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2015 Interns (l-r): Kevin Hargis, Shane Kaster, and Tyler Morgan


2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2014 Interns (l-r): Shane Kaster, Jake Stein, and Jeremy Ray


2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2013 Interns (l-r): Annie Morgan and Ryan Kemp


2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

2012 Interns (l-r): CeCe Ging and Stephanie Prager

UTRF Intern News

Where Are They Now?

Name Current Position
 Brian Fane  Patent Agent at Dinsmore and Shohl
Chris Andrews Graduate Fellow, Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)
Tyler Morgan Capital Markets Associate at PNFP Capital Markets, Inc.
Shane Kaster Healthcare Consultant at PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates)
Jeremy Ray Entertainment and Intellectual Property Attorney at King & Ballow
Jake Stein Manager, Clinical Research Contracts at Georgetown University
Ryan Kemp  Wealth Planning Analyst at UBS
CeCe Ging  Counsel at Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Stephanie Prager  Attorney, Breeding & Associates, LLC