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.

“UTRF’s internship was an important platform to develop skills I needed to transition to a non-bench career.”

Dr. Brian Fane, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, UTRF’s 2016-2017 intern

“My internship experience at UTRF had allowed me to see the big picture of the commercialization pipeline starting from government funding to academic research and finally to industry partnership.”

CeCe Ging, JD, University of Tennessee, UTRF’s 2012-2013 intern

Click on each image for corresponding intern posts.


(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