The SoBo Internship Program
The SoBo Internship Program is unmatched in the landscape Green Industry. It provides full exposure to all the areas including construction, maintenance, tree care, agronomy, irrigation, finance and HR.
The intern is assigned a mentor who will work with them throughout the summer and on whom the intern can count on for guidance and counseling. The intern is also asked to be observant and identify a need or an area that can be improved in the company. The intern will create a plan to address that need, and present at the end of the summer.
The internship period has several phases:
The summer is filled with social activities every two to three weeks. Things like parties, kayaking, golfing, skeet shooting, whirly ball, professional baseball games and other fun events to keep the interns from getting homesick.
At the end of the summer, the interns present their plan to the leadership team by using whatever media they choose such as a Power Point presentation. If they complete the planning phase and present it, they receive a $500 bonus. This is also a competition. A winner is chosen from all of the presentations and awarded an additional $500.
Finally, before they go home they complete a report on their internship which helps them assimilate the experience and helps us improve it.