Call for Year 4 CREWS Commercialization and Innovation Interns

19/10/21 by madison

Call for Year 4 CREWS Commercialization & Innovation Interns

  • Do you have a research project that has possible commercial potential?
  • Are you interested in having an intern explore that potential for you?
  • CREWS has four funded intern opportunities with very flexible timing.
  • Initial inquiries for fall/winter interns due by Nov. 8, 2021

Key Points on Commercialization internships:

  • $4000 stipend for approximately a one semester time-frame (can be open-ended with flexible starts, either later this term; December-January; spring term; or even summer)
  • Open to either existing CREWS students or new students who you could recruit specifically for this internship opportunity.
  • Internship focus must be broadly related to the research goals of the CREWS project (water quality). Personnel and topics do not need to be previously affiliated with the CREWS project.
  • Could be supervised by a partner in either the private sector or a government agency.

To apply, please email the following information by November 8 for fall/winter interns:

  1. A brief description of the innovative idea, including the problem it solves and who the anticipated users of the innovation might be 
  2. Name of the student and a brief bio
  3. Name of faculty advisor, and potential private/NGO/government agency partner (if applicable)
  4. The timing for the internship (anticipated start date; commitment of student hours to the internship). 
  5. What the outcome/deliverable is anticipated to be (market assessment analysis; technical feasibility analysis; intellectual property/patentability; etc.); interns will present a brief overview at the next All Hands meeting.

Jakki is happy to brainstorm with you about your ideas and help dial in possible commercialization ideas/opportunities. She also has sample applications from past interns if that would be helpful. Don’t hesitate to reach out: or 406-544-5837.

Prior CREWS internships can be found here: