U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

Application deadline

Monday, May 10, 2021, 8:00 am EST


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021.  The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.

Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.



$700 per week



Internships will be for 10 consecutive weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.



  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Selected candidates must provide suitable documentation to verify status at the time appointment is accepted.
  • Be at least 18 years old by June 1, 2021.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at the time of application. 


How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at



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OTT has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.