AFE offers hands-on experience with internship programs
Two of the American Floral Endowment (AFE)‘s floriculture and horticulture internship programs (the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program) are now open for applications. AFE places awarded students in a knowledgeable commercial production greenhouse, nursery, floral retail, wholesale or allied industry company for training.
AFE internships enable students to gain real, hands-on experience helping them practice and expand their knowledge.
“I gained so much valuable experience working with professional growers and learning applications of pesticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and beneficial insects. AFE gave me an experience that will shape my career forever,” Erin Sparks, former intern said. “I would recommend AFE to anyone who is looking to work in horticulture or floriculture. If I could, I would start my internship with AFE all over again!”
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2023.
Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program
The Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program offers paid internships in three, four or six-month durations and provides scholarships of up to $6,000.
In addition, faculty are reimbursed up to $1,000 in travel expenses to visit students at their internship sites.
Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program
The Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program provides internship experience for students pursuing a career in retail or wholesale operations and honors the late Colonel and Mrs. Walter E. Mosmiller, Jr. The program offers paid internships in 10-16 week durations and provides scholarships of $2,000.
To learn more about these programs and apply online, visit endowment.org/internships.