Looking to Host an Intern This Year? Consider AFE’s Scholarship Program

AFE Scholarship VideoThe American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for its Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program until Oct. 1.

AFE administers paid internship programs for floriculture and environmental horticulture students each year. Students selected will receive a scholarship upon successful completion of their internships.

The Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program was made possible through a gift from Vic and Margaret Ball and allows students to gain experience at a commercial production greenhouse or nursery. The program offers paid internships in three, four, or six-month durations and provides scholarships of up to $6,000.

Three videos were created earlier this year to promote the program:
This video shares students’ successful internship experiences and testimonials on how the program helped them in their careers.
This video encourages companies to participate in the program by becoming a host employer. It explains the benefits of hosting an intern, and shows how AFE helps companies train the next generation of industry leaders.
This video explains to parents what an internship can do for their children’s future. They will learn more about the program and how AFE provides students with valuable experiences.

Honoring the late Colonel and Mrs. Walter E. Mosmiller, Jr., the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program provides students pursuing a career in retail or wholesale operations with internship experience. The program offers paid internships in 10- to 16-week durations and provides scholarships of $2,000.

Eligibility requirements for the internships include:
• Full-time, undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens.
• Must be enrolled in a floriculture/environmental horticulture program at a two- or four-year college or university in the U.S.
• Must maintain a letter grade of “C” or higher GPA.

Students must apply for these internships by the Oct. 1 deadline, but interested companies can apply anytime to become a host employer. To apply online, visit endowment.org/internships.

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