Nov 19, 2021

Science Venture Studio Seeking Spring 2022 Cohort of Commercialization Fellows

Applications are now open for the Spring 2022 cohort of Commercialization Fellows with the Science Venture Studio (SVS).

SVS is looking to hire two to three advanced Senior level or graduate level students, that can commit to 20 hours per week to work alongside the SVS team to help a company prepare and submit a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal. 

This paid internship is a partnership between the U of A and Startup Junkie, which oversees SVS. The internship is for the duration of one semester, with a $5000 stipend. Each fellow will be partnered with an SVS client company to work over the course of a semester to conduct market research, customer discovery, and other duties as needed to reach the milestones the companies have identified for a successful SBIR or STTR proposal.

Applications are open now and will close December 17th and interviews will be conducted via zoom on December 20th – 22nd. Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to Katie Thompson via email at between now and December 17th to ask any questions that they may have about the internship opportunity. 

The internship will begin January 3rd, 2022 and end May 10th, 2022. 

For all other inquiries about the internship or SVS, please reach out to Katie Thompson at 

About Startup Junkie Foundation:  Startup Junkie is a team of passionate people working every day to help entrepreneurs win and communities thrive. We exist to educate, inspire, and support entrepreneurs and innovators through no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events, workshops, and programs; and access to capital and talent.

About Science Venture Studio: Supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Science Venture Studio in collaboration with Innovate Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Council, University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Startup Junkie aims to help Arkansas science- and technology-based startups apply for non-dilutive federal funding. The SVS team is composed of a grant specialist, advisor, commercialization fellows and technology mentors all with the passion for helping small science and technology business secure funding to develop their technology and grow their company. 

About the U of A Office of Entrepreneurship: The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation creates and curates innovation and entrepreneurship experiences for students across all disciplines. Through the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, McMillon Innovation Studio and Startup Village, OEI provides free workshops and programs — including social and corporate innovation design teams, venture internships, competitions, and startup coaching. OEI also offers on-demand support for students who will be innovators within existing organizations and entrepreneurs who start something new.