ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Aug. 1, 2017 – The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is aiming to attract young business professionals to the world of flowers through its Business Internship Program, now in its third year.
An Employer Resource Guide that was created to help companies build a successful internship program is also available, with guidelines and steps to create learning experiences for the next generation of business leaders.
Businesses can host an intern and help students contribute to their organizations and the floral industry. With support from participating industry organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, students will gain practical business experience and develop essential skills to help the floral industry prosper.
Open to manufacturers, wholesalers/suppliers, retail floral shops, importers and growing operations, AFE will provide host employers with full-time interns in the following business-related areas:
• Information Technology
• Digital Marketing
• Graphic Design/Creative
• Human Resources
Paid internships will range from 10 to 12 weeks and provide juniors, seniors and graduate students with exciting learning opportunities within the floral industry. After successful completion of an internship, students can qualify for one of four annual $2,500 scholarships.
The internship program was established in 2015 by a contribution from Del Demaree, chairman of Syndicate Sales, Inc. and past AFE chairman, who has more than 60 years of experience in the floral industry and strong business acumen.
Visit endowment.org/biz to become a potential host employer and download the Employer Resource Guide.