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Job Description

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.

Must have a technical background in science/engineering or be enrolled in a technical writing program.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting 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. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.


Preferred Qualifications

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 (starting Jan. 2018). The assignment would also include full-time summer work following the second semester (summer of 2018).


Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


EEO Policy

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

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About National Renewable Energy Laboratory

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.