U-M Tech Transfer’s TechStart program provides internships to graduate students from various programs including the Business School, Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Information Technologies. The program requires a full-time commitment from mid-May through mid-August.
In this program, approximately one dozen students work in small, multi-disciplinary teams on U-M technology transfer projects, with input from the Tech Transfer staff, faculty inventors and industry mentors. TechStart has its own office space and has committed funding from U-M Tech Transfer and the Business School’s Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
The program is headed by Mark Maynard, U-M Tech Transfer Marketing Manager.
- Degree – Graduate level
- Area of Study – Business Administration, Engineering, Information Science, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, and others
- International students – Are eligible to work full-time and part-time under immigration rules. Certain paperwork is required.
- Interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization
- Willingness to share expertise and learn from others
Benefits to Students
- Direct participation in U-M Tech Transfer activities
- Stimulating project assignments in new technology and business operations
- Association with venture and entrepreneur communities of Ann Arbor
- Association with Ann Arbor SPARK
- Real world business development experience
- Excellent, multi-disciplinary learning environment
- Opportunities to meet potential local employers
- Course credits (Students may arrange for credits with their own departments)
- To apply for a full-time summer internship, submit your resume to Mark Maynard prior to March 15
- You will be contacted approximately two weeks from that date if an interview is desired.