The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association Supports Hort Students With Internship Program

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) has announced the TOCA Internship Program, sponsored by Bayer. The internship program will involve the selection of a college student for an eight- to 10-week summer employment with a green industry publication that’s a member of TOCA. A selection committee of TOCA members will choose the student for the internship.

The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend (to be paid by TOCA). The program will begin in 2013.

“We are thrilled to be implementing this brand new program through TOCA,” says Scott Welge, head of marketing for Bayer’s Professional Lawn and Golf businesses. “It’s important for young college communicators to better understand the green industry and an internship at a major TOCA publication is one step in the right direction in that learning curve.”

TOCA Executive Director Den Gardner adds that Bayer’s new Platinum Sponsorship of TOCA is just one of the new initiatives to be undertaken by TOCA in the years ahead. “The internship is one important program for TOCA, and more new initiatives are also underway. We’ll be announcing those soon. These programs are being made available through our new sponsorship program with Bayer.”

Students wishing to apply for the 2013 summer internship program can fill out the application blank on the TOCA website. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2013.

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