Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute


Entrepreneurial Internship Program

Entrepreneurial Internship Program

The Entrepreneurial Internship program at Fox is available to all students throughout Temple University. We provide a structured environment that enriches students’ internship experience while at the same time assuring the highest value to participating sponsor companies. As part of the program we help match creative, proactive students with internships at entrepreneurial, high-growth, or innovation- focused organizations. During the internship experience, students are engaged in high-impact activities, receive direct mentoring from leaders in sponsoring companies, and are managed throughout the process by instructors that are experienced executive coaches in their own right.

  • If you are a Temple student and are interested in internships please email Jane Frankel,, to start the process of being matched with an internship and signing up for SGM 3685.

The core of this program is our Entrepreneurial Internship course (SGM 3685) which includes a 100 hour onsite internship (typically unpaid). This course is required of all entrepreneurship majors and can be taken as a business or free elective for other majors throughout Temple (the course can also be taken multiple times by students). The course is designed to help students get the most out of project-based internships which have a specific project and deliverable that will be completed during the period of the internship (typically 10 to 15 weeks) and creates new value for the sponsoring company.

Pre-Internship Procedures (for students):

In order for you to benefit from this program and have a great internship experience, it is recommended that you start planning for your internship far in advance with Professor Frankel. (Note: the process of matching your interests and strengths to a company and project can take a month or more – don’t leave things till the last minute).

Follow these steps to select your internship.

  1. Register for SGM 3586, New Venture Internship
  2. Complete a profile premise document (On Blackboard course under content)
  3. Make an appointment with Professor Jane Frankel to discuss a good placement.

Course Requirements:

This course involves a 100 hour project that must create new value for the sponsoring company or organization. A project plan and status report are required and are template-driven, along with four check-in meetings for peer- to- peer discussion of progress projects. Finally, the interns create a guide book for the sponsoring company or organization to document the project, all of its components and the value created.

Contact Instructor:

Jane H. Frankel
Tel: 215-813-4879