The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) has announced a new program for that will begin in 2013, the TOCA Internship Program.
 
Sponsored by Bayer, the internship program will involve the selection of a college student for an eight- to 10-week summer employment with a green industry publication that’s a member of TOCA. A selection committee of TOCA members will choose the student for the internship.
 
The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend (to be paid by TOCA).
 
TOCA Executive Director Den Gardner adds that Bayer’s new Platinum Sponsorship of TOCA is just one of the new initiatives to be undertaken by TOCA in the years ahead. The internship is one important program for TOCA, and more new initiatives are also underway that we’ll be announcing soon. These programs are being made available through our new sponsorship program with Bayer. Stay tuned for more programs as part of TOCA’s new strategic plan as we move closer to 2014 and our 25th year of existence.”
 
Publishing companies wishing to host the intern should fill out the host application form on the TOCA website. Deadline for the host application is Dec. 31.
 
Students wishing to apply for the 2013 summer internship program need to fill out the application blank on the website. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2013.