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Neeley Entrepreneurship Center | Entrepreneurial Intern Program  

Undergraduate entrepreneurial business students are matched with TECH Fort Worth Acceleration clients to complete a summer internship inside a startup technology company. They receive valuable experience working with up-and-coming businesses and see the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurism. And, the companies receive the benefit of a bright, industrious and entrepreneurially minded TCU student to help them with a meaningful project.

The Entrepreneurial Intern Program is made possible through financial support from donors who want to ensure that TCU students have the opportunity to work for entrepreneurial start-up companies. The financial support donors provide allows student interns who are working with TECH Fort Worth client firms to receive a stipend. Many of the firms incubating at TECH Fort Worth are "pre-revenue" and could not provide this internship, or receive the benefit of the work done by a TCU student, without our donors’ financial support. 



Making the Match imageMaking the Match 

  • Each spring, students submit resumes and essays detailing why they’d like to be in the program and what they hope to gain from the experience. 
  • The best are chosen and the students then meet with the businesses. Each student presents a brief pitch to the companies, and each company presents a brief pitch to the students. Each ranks the other. 
  • We meet with the operations manager at TECH Fort Worth, review the submitted rankings and make the assignment.

On The Job 

  • Student interns work over the summer -- completing the project they are assigned. 
  • Each student makes periodic reports to the NEC and to TECH Fort Worth staff about their work. 
  • At the conclusion of the summer a reception is held and the companies and interns share with each other and invited guests what they worked on and accomplished during the summer internship.

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