American Floral Endowment Develops New Floriculture Business Internship Program Targeting Emerging Leaders

American Floral Endowment Emerging LeadersThe American Floral Endowment (AFE) has developed a new business internship program that is specifically targeted to draw business students to the dynamic floral industry. The program offers a chance for floriculture companies to host an intern and help enthusiastic students contribute to both the organization and the floral industry.

The new program will introduce young business professionals to the world of flowers and promote the floral industry as a viable career path. 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 participating host employers with full-time interns in several business-related areas:
• Management
• Accounting
• Marketing/Communications
• Information Technology
• Sales
• Analytics
• Logistics
• Digital Marketing
• Graphic Design/Creative
• Human Resources

Paid internships will range from 10 to 12 weeks and will provide juniors, seniors and graduate students with learning opportunities in a fast-paced 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 a past AFE Chairman with 60-plus years of experience in the floral industry.

Visit Endowment.org/biz to learn more and become a potential host employer.

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