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.
UTRF Intern News
- (May 2018) Adams and Reese adds IP attorney Jeremy Ray to Nashville office
- 2016 UTRF intern, Chris Andrews, named National Nuclear Security Administration’s Graduate Fellow
- UT Law School video featuring UTRF
Where Are They Now?
|Brian Fane||Patent Attorney 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|