Neeley Entrepreneurship Center | Glenn Entrepreneurial Intern Program
Intern for a day? We give students the opportunity to be an intern for the summer!
Undergraduate entrepreneurial business students are matched with TECH Fort Worth Acceleration clients to complete a 200-hour 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 Glenn Entrepreneurial Intern Program is made possible through a generous gift from Mr. Tommy Glenn - a successful Fort Worth entrepreneur and supporter of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. Mr. Glenn's financial support provides the funding to pay student interns who are working with TECH Fort Worth client firms. 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 Mr. Glenn's financial support.
Making 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 for a total of 200 hours.
- Each student makes periodic reports to the operations manager at TECH Fort Worth.
- 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.