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Applications for AFE paid floriculture internships due Oct. 1

Applications are now being accepted for the American Floral Endowment’s Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program, according to a news release.

AFE administers paid internship programs for floriculture and environmental horticulture students each year, and the next application deadline is Oct. 1. Students selected will receive a scholarship upon successful completion of their internships.

The Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program is made possible through a generous gift from Vic & 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.

Eligibility requirements:

• 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 “C” or better GPA.

AFE internships are the best way for students to gain hands-on experience that help them toward their future careers. Students must apply for these internships by the Oct. 1 deadline, but interested companies can apply anytime to become a host employer.

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