The student internship program at UBL- Jaffna


Activities in which the Technology Transfer Intern will participate will include:

  • Collect and Review invention disclosures and related information submitted 
  • Assess the development of technology since initial disclosure (may include speaking with the primary inventor) 
  • Perform market research to understand the competitive environment (Internet searches, industry publications, calling organizations) 
  • Evaluate the potential market opportunity for each technology and its value proposition in a given market 
  • Write non‐confidential technology summaries for marketing purposes
  • Identify potential commercialization/licensing partners and business contacts relevant to each technology  
  • Contact identified partners to market technology 
  • Record and report contact and marketing information on a spreadsheet and/or database 
  • Assist in the preparation of Confidentiality Agreements and other agreements relevant to the cases 
  • Assist in the evaluation of license terms by researching comparable transactions 
  • Participate in business calls and meetings resulting from marketing efforts 
  • Participate in the negotiation and execution of transactions resulting from marketing efforts (if appropriate)
  • Report on progress and meet with staff members and research students on regular basis
  • Present results of projects to a larger audience as necessary

This is a role of great responsibility and potential impact since the activities of the UBL-Jaffna Intern will directly influence the successful translation of the leading-edge research performed by University of Jaffna researchers into a commercial setting thereby facilitating an impact of the University’s innovative science and technology for the broadest public benefit.

  • Through the course of the program, acquire an introduction to the field of technology transfer, intellectual property management, and marketing
  • Acquire marketable skills and learn about other career paths
  • Participate in special training and seminars on relevant topics


Selection by interview, This is a full-time/part-time job. The Contract Appointment shall be for a period of 06 months of Non-Paid Internship. This is an unpaid position, but the selected Intern will gain hands‐on business development experience while learning about the technology transfer field.


The required qualifications and experience are as follows:  

  1. Education qualification required: Undergraduate or recent graduate of the University of Jaffna
  2. Can commit 10-20 hours per week at the UBL-Jaffna for at least six months time. Intern performance will be assessed every three months. The program length may be extended for interns in good standing.
  3. An interest in technology transfer and the commercialization of new technologies
  4. Working knowledge of patents and intellectual property is desirable but not essential
  5. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  6. Ability to work efficiently; self‐starter; action‐oriented.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills; professional demeanor; proficient computer skills and other office basics; good organizational skills.
  8. Extensive research experience is preferred.
  9. Be in good academic standing and have approval from their academic staff


Submit the following information via email to

  • The term you wish to intern
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Written permission from the research staff or faculty Coordinator

This internship program is highly competitive and no one is guaranteed admittance. Nor is there any implied or guaranteed offer of employment upon completion of the internship.