January 2024 | National Association of Landscape Professionals

Team Building: Crafting a Successful Internship Program

Written by NALP

Karen Filloon, director of marketing and business development for Southview Design, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, says they started their internship program in 2015 due to the labor issue as well.

“If you want to grow your company, you’re going to have to realize that you need to train these people,” Filloon says. “Whether or not they come back to Southview full time as an employee doesn’t make any difference. It’s that we’re training and opening up the field and making it visible to students as an option.”

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