Evergreen Packaging, a global paperboard packaging manufacturer headquartered in Memphis, today announced its sponsorship of the Shelby Farms Park Internship Program. Each year, approximately 64 college students are selected to provide support for the overall operation of the park. Evergreen Packaging will aid the program with funding and conduct an educational lunch session for the interns each semester.
“Sponsoring the internship program at Shelby Farms Park aligns with our commitment to sustainability,” said Erin Reynolds, marketing director at Evergreen Packaging. “The college students serving as interns at Shelby Farms Park gain valuable experience in applying environmental stewardship principles in the non-profit sector. We are excited to partner with Shelby Farms Park to help develop young talent and offer such a robust and meaningful intern program for young professionals.”
Interns will have the opportunity to learn the everyday responsibilities of the Shelby Farms Park staff, including geographic information system (GIS) planning, event strategy and planning, financial analysis, and more. The program hopes to include a Career Development educational module as well, so students can hone their interview skills, build their resumes, and better manage their time.
“Our interns are an integral part of our operation,” said Natalie Wilson, Events and Programs Manager for Shelby Farms Park. “They support our full-time staff and will certainly benefit from the support Evergreen offers.”
Many of the interns earn college credit for their time. Shelby Farms Park also regularly hires interns as full-time employees once their program has ended. Currently, there are 36 collegiate partnerships across the country advertising the internship opportunity to students. To learn more about the available opportunities and to apply, students should visit http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/internships.
For more information about Evergreen Packaging and the services it provides, visit evergreenpackaging.com.
About Evergreen Packaging®
Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.
Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 85 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our carton comes from biomass.
About Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline through a public-private partnership with Shelby County Government. The Conservancy is responsible for daily management, fundraising to meet operations budget needs, setting the vision for the Park’s future and stewarding its unique natural resources. Our mission is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.
It takes a lot to keep America’s biggest city park running. At Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, we work hard to raise more than $2 million each year to operate Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline. Through the generosity of members, donors, foundations and corporate sponsors, our community works together to privately provide more than 75 percent of our operating budget. Your sponsorship allows us to produce fun, interactive, educational, original events that draw Mid Southerners together to celebrate Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline.
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