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Technology Licensing Fellows Program


This position offers interested students a great chance to understand the commercialization process and gain in-depth experience in university technology transfer. The Fellows program provides access to Seattle’s vibrant venture and entrepreneur communities and exposure to alternative career opportunities. Fellows develop real-world skills as they learn to assess new technologies, perform market research, and create marketing materials. Once trained, they work on clearly delineated early-stage projects. Fellows work a maximum of ten hours per week, and must be available to work at the CoMotion offices for at least two of those hours. Appointments are for one year, and can be renewed throughout the Fellow’s PhD program.


  • Degree – Ph.D. level students with authorization to work in the US.
  • Area of Study – Including, but not limited to, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Information Technologies, Medicine/Life Science.
  • Consent of Ph.D. supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong scientific/technical background
  • Commitment and availability for 10 hours per week (for a minimum of 1 calendar year)
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to tackle new challenges
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Recruiting Process

The Spring 2021 application cycle is now open. The Fellows Program typically holds recruiting rounds twice per year, and we encourage submissions and resubmissions from previous applicants who have taken steps to strengthen the desired skill set and experience. The following courses and activities will strengthen your application, but are not required:


If you are interested in applying for the Spring 2021 round, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter expressing your interest in the program to by March 5, 2021. You will be contacted by March 12, 2021, if you have been selected for an in-person interview.