The purpose of an internship is to gain workplace experience relative to what graduates will experience on a daily basis in the real world. The superintendent will demonstrate what it takes to be a successful manager in the workplace on a daily basis. Interns will take their position very seriously as it is preparation for their future. Despite the work period being so limited( four months), this is an excellent opportunity for both interns and employers alike.
The most beneficial part of the internship, in my opinion, is the exchange of ideas present and future turfgrass managers can have. Turfgrass management is an evolving science and has been since its origin in the early 1800’s. Although it retains several cultural practices from its past, with the impending pesticide ban in Ontario innovative turfgrass practices are invaluable. With the infusion of knowledge from an intern combined with the years of experience an industry professional has, taking on an intern can be a very beneficial experience.
If you are an experienced superintendent and would like to take on an intern this summer, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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