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Graduate Internship Opportunities
Experience the Technology Transfer Process
Develop an understanding of intellectual property, the mechanisms to evaluate, market, and commercialize emerging university technology, and the role of university technology transfer offices in moving technology to market.
Our program provides graduate students, who are interested in exploring a wide variety of career opportunities, with skill sets in business, legal, and scientific technical fields.
Intellectual Property Management
Throughout the internship, interns will support the CURF team and all activities to help identify, evaluate, and protect University IP through learning and execution of the patenting and commercialization process.
Graduate student Interns will support Technology Commercialization Officers (TCOs) through ad hoc market data collection for incorporation into technology commercialization evaluations and support the development of marketing descriptions and materials for Clemson University IP. They will also perform early stage market opportunity evaluations for technologies and develop supporting marketing material.
Graduate student Interns may interact with external companies and startup ventures during contractual transactions, which may include business development activities, comparable transactional analysis, and technology valuations.
Eligibility & Requirements
Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only US persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.
All internships are paid positions and require a minimum of 10-12 hours per week. If you are currently on an assistantship of 20 hours and wish to supplement your assistantship, permission from your graduate advisor is required. Internships with CURF are year-round. Interns typically work up to 20 hours a week.