UTRF’s Internship Program: Explore Rewarding Careers Away from the Lab

The UTRF 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.

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


Click on each image for corresponding intern posts.

2018

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

2017

2017 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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

2016

2016 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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

2015

2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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

2014

2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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

2013

2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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

2012

2015 UTRF Multi Campus Office Interns

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


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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