Moving innovation from research labs into the mainstream of U.S. economy has always been the goal of the technology transfer community. Recently, tech transfer has received increased attention, with the hope that it can drive business development that is essential for the economic recovery in the United States. Since his term began, President Obama has emphasized furthering innovation to help build our economy. More recently, a series of presidential memos and pending legislation have put increasing pressure on tech transfer offices (TTOs) to accelerate technology commercialization to drive job growth and enhance the vitality of local and regional business environments. At the same time, many TTOs are facing budget constraints due to the economic downturn. As TTOs are being asked to do more with fewer resources, many consider using interns to help achieve their objective.