Graduate Internship (Year Round) – Technology Licensing and Commercialization Fellow
CO – Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
A student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Technology Transfer Office (TTO). NREL is the nation’s premier laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
We have an immediate opening for an internship in our Golden, Colorado office. This student intern is part of a TTO fellowship program that will directly assist the NREL licensing team in a number of ways. The intern will work directly with, and under the guidance of TTO licensing executives.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Developing specific marketing summaries describing the NREL technology and corresponding intellectual property while identifying companies active within markets where NREL technologies are likely to make a contribution.
Provide strategic information on each company, market-specific intellectual property landscapes and to the extent possible, appropriate points of contact for business development.
Performing technological and market feasibility assessments for nascent NREL innovations including developing marketing summaries and defining both beachhead and longer term markets for key NREL technologies, while leveraging the EERE Energy Innovation Portal.
Becoming involved/helping to establish a basis for patent license financial terms and reviewing license agreements in negotiation; including analysis of patenting strategies, intellectual property portfolio valuation and projecting corresponding royalty streams for NREL technologies.
Other projects that support the mission of TTO and NREL.
Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.
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. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
•You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.
•If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.
Additional Required Qualifications
Additional Required Qualifications
Have a technical background in science/engineering or be enrolled in a technical writing program.
Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.
- Candidates that would be available after the first semester of their graduate/MBA program and be available to work at NREL on a part-time basis for the next three semesters during the school year. The assignment would also include full-time summer.
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Annual Salary Range: $31,600 – $50,600
Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; and sick leave (where required by law). NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Internships projected to be less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits.
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