Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to explore and contribute to projects that lie at the intersection of business and technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, computing, data science, and biofuels. Students undergo intensive training as they join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) world-class national laboratory system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

As a program participant, you will:

  • Participate in and contribute to OTT mission-related research, technical and policy activities under the guidance of technology transfer experts and/or OTT staff.
  • Learn and collaborate with Technology Transfer specialists at DOE national laboratories working on commercialization efforts related to the OTT mission, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, technology transfer experts, and OTT staff.
  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development.
  • Enhance your education and training in OTT-related fields and increase your future marketability in these disciplines.

Program Benefits

  • Stipend: $750 per week
  • Virtual appointments – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony that provides interns an opportunity to showcase their summer projects – Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 16th, 2023.

Students may learn more here!

For additional information, there is a Zoom Info session being held on December 6th at 2:00pm. Students may register here!

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina has two internships available for Spring 2023: Government Relations Spring Internship & Policy Spring Internship. Read more about both internships below.

Government Relations Spring Internship

Scope of Position:  CVSC is seeking a Government Relations Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in government relations, environmental advocacy, and the legislative process.  

The successful candidate will assist Government Relations staff and contractors with legislative tracking and monitoring, policy-related  research, vote-tracking for our scorecard, and lobby days. This position will report directly to the Government Relations Director.

Location: This internship is based in Columbia with the option to work remotely or in the office.

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

Policy Spring Internship

Scope of Position: CVSC is seeking a Policy Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in environmental policy research and advocacy at the legislative and regulatory level. 

The successful candidate will assist CVSC Project Managers with policy related research, regulatory research, developing communications and outreach materials, and project management.

Location: This internship is based in Charleston or Columbia with the option to work remotely.  

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

These are great opportunities for students interested in the Environment or Public Policy

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

The Osgood Center for International Studies has two opportunities available for students of all majors!

The International Studies Program is pleased to announce, together with the School of Languages, Cultures, & World Affairs that the application process for a great opportunity to learn more about global leadership and to engage in professional development in 2023 is now open.

The Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington DC has partnered with CofC to make it possible for a select number of students from the College to attend their Leadership Program in January 2023.

The Osgood Center for International Studies is also selecting candidates for a professional development program the Osgood Center is offering in the spring and summer.

The deadline for the Osgood Center Leadership Institute is November 21, 2022. The deadline for the professional development program is January 1, 2023.

You can also find the application links for both programs here:

Leadership Program –

Professional Development Program –

First-Gens in Tech 2022

HubSpot’s annual First-Gens in Tech Event is an experience for first-generation individuals interested in learning more about what it really means to work in the tech industry.

The tech industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries globally, and there are so many job opportunities in tech just waiting to be filled.

This year’s event will focus on helping students understand which roles will help them break into tech, learn how to combat and overcome imposter syndrome, and gain tips to help them land their first job in tech!

This event will take place Online Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

To register and learn more, please click here!

MUSC Night 2022

Check out the upcoming MUSC Night!

MUSC Night is a great opportunity for anyone considering going to MUSC after graduation. There will be representatives from all 6 colleges at MUSC (College of Graduate Studies, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of Medicine).

MUSC Night will take place in the School of Science and Math Building Courtyard on November 9th from 4:30 to 6:00

This is a great chance for students to get a wealth of information about the various programs at MUSC and some of the other opportunities for patient  hours.

For additional information, please reach out to Dr. Eippert.

Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer.

The internship provides scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA related science, research, technology, policy, management, and educational activities.

Current sophomores majoring in and conducting research in oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, and geomatics, are invited to apply.

The application is due January 23st, 2023, and the application can be found here!

For additional information, please reach out to The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards!

SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Participate in the 3rd Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition!

The SC Innovates Pitch Competition is an Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition containing multiple colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina.

Students may participate in teams of 1 to 4 students. Teams work together to create new venture models. There is over $10,000 available in cash prizes for winning teams.

Check out a description of the competition below:

Phase 1 Submission Deadline:  Pitch Deck + Pitch Video = due by 10/30/2022 (11:59pm ET)

  1. Students must fill out a simple official entry form and Email their completed slide deck to before the deadline
  2. 5 Slide Pitch Deck
  • Slide 1:  Title Slide – venture name, team member names, contact info, and YouTube link
  • Slide 2:  Problem… What problem/pain point creates a promising business opportunity?
  • Slide 3:  Solution… How does your product/service offer a unique solution for people’s lives?
  • Slide 4:  Revenue Model… What are the different ways you will make money short- and long-term?
  • Slide 5:  Social and/or Environmental Impact… How do you plan to make a significant and positive difference? (17 Global Goals) (Intro to Social Entrepreneurship)

       Hint: Use a combination of bullet points and images to make your idea stand out (pitch deck examples)

  1. 90 Second Pitch Video
  • The pitch video is your opportunity to tell the story of your business idea and to stand out from other entries… there is no specific format for the video
  • A straightforward approach would be using a screen-sharing software (Screencastify or Zoom) to record yourself discussing the slides
  • Other approaches could involve iMovie, Powtoon, or other video editing programs, making an animated video or sketchbook, interviewing potential customers about your idea, etc.
  • Upload your video to YouTube.  Make sure viewing permissions are NOT set to private.  We suggest using the unlisted setting.  Include the YouTube link on the Title Slide.


  • Up to 15 semifinalists will advance to the Virtual Finale on Wednesday, 11/16/2022.
  • $10,000+ will be awarded for the best student ideas… all semifinalists guaranteed at least $100

Last year, out of the 15 Universities, the College of Charleston had 5 of the 15 semi-finalists and 3 overall winners: .

  • 3rd Place – Guestaurant | College of Charleston ($1,000)
  • 5th Place – DrinkSafe | College of Charleston ($750)
  • People’s Choice – FloodWatch | College of Charleston ($500)

For any additional information, please reach out to Professor Affonso or Dr. Wyman.

Compensation 101 Alumni Panel

Compensation 101: How Employers Determine Your Worth, How to Negotiate & Alumni Mega Panel. 

Next Wednesday, October 26th, the Career Center is hosting an Alumni panel discussing compensation for employment opportunities.

This event is open to all students and is from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in Stern Ballroom.

This opportunity is great for all students, specifically students expecting job offers in the coming year.

This will be a great way to learn about the reality of life after college and understand what makes a competitive employment offer. Students will also learn from Alumni as they share insights on their companies, what goes into an offer letter, and other perks students should be on the lookout for!

To register for this event, please click here!