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Graduate (Year-Round) Intern - Technology Transfer Licensing Fellowship

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


💻 Remote

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  • You must be a full-time student or recent graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA, technical background in science/engineering, and available to work full-time in summer 2024 and part-time in fall 2024-spring 2025.
  • You will be developing marketing summaries for NREL technologies, researching markets, assessing feasibility of innovations, reviewing license agreements, and assisting with intellectual property tasks.

Off-cycle Internship

IT & CybersecurityGolden


  • We have an immediate opening for a fellowship in our Golden, Colorado office. This position is part of a TTO fellowship program that assists the NREL licensing team in a variety of ways described below. The fellow will work directly with, and under the guidance of, TTO licensing executives in commercializing technologies developed at NREL.


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Candidates who have earned a degree may work for a period not to exceed 12 months. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate must have a technical background in science/engineering or be enrolled in a technical writing program.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates who are available to work at NREL on a full-time basis during the summer of 2024 and on a part-time basis during the school year starting in fall 2024 through spring 2025.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

IT & Cybersecurity


  • Developing specific marketing summaries describing NREL technologies and corresponding intellectual property while identifying companies active within a certain market where the NREL technologies are likely to make contributions. Provide strategic information on each company, market-specific intellectual property landscapes, and, to the extent possible, appropriate points of contact for business development while leveraging the Department of Energy’s Lab Partnering Service.
  • Performing technological and market feasibility assessments for nascent NREL innovations including defining both beachhead and longer-term markets.
  • Assisting in establishing a basis for patent license financial terms and reviewing license agreements in negotiation. This may include analysis of patenting strategies, intellectual property portfolio valuation, and projecting corresponding royalty streams for licensed NREL technologies.
  • Assisting with intellectual property novelty and freedom-to-operate searches and other assorted intellectual property related tasks relevant to marketed technologies.


Work type

Part time

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