AFE developed a new Employer Resource Guide to accompany its Business Internship Program, now in its second year.
The guide was created to help companies build a successful internship program, with easy-to-use guidelines and steps to create meaningful learning experiences for the next generation of business leaders.
The internship program draws emerging young business professionals to the world of flowers and promotes the floral industry as a viable career path.
Now’s your chance to host an intern and help eager students contribute to your organization and the 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 expanding 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 significant 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.
If you aren’t already signed up for AFE’s Business Internship Program, we encourage you to do this now! Students from around the country will be completing their online applications over the next few months and will use the list of hosts to select their preferred company and location.
Click here to sign up to become a potential host employer and download the Employer Resource Guide!