At KEI, we believe that in order to satisfy our external clients, we first need to satisfy our internal ones: our people. Our commitment to employee satisfaction and development stems from a firm belief that our people are our most valuable resource. We celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, babies, weddings and more. We do our best to maintain a healthy work-life balance for our team and work hard to provide a positive, creative and nurturing work environment. Because we have multiple multiple locations, not everyone has an opportunity to interact daily, but on a regular basis we schedule training, social activities and other events to gather as a full team.
KEI's Internship Program
The goal of our Internship Program is to provide interns with some “hands-on” experience in a fast-paced, real-world industry setting. During the program, interns will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of how a large, full-service landscape company operates. You will have the opportunity to be involved in company meetings, outings, training seminars and special intern events.
Each specific program begins with an in-depth orientation that serves to communicate everyone’s expectations and develop a plan to best meet the goals of both the intern and the company.
OPTION 1 – ROTATIONAL PROGRAM
This program is recommended for students who haven’t had a previous internship experience. Students will spend time in each of the following areas:
Interior Plantscaping and Holiday Decorating (optional)
Sales and Customer Service
Estimating and Design
Management and Administration
OPTION 2 – CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM
This program is recommended for students who have had some previous work or internship experience and wish to focus on a particular area of interest.
Students will spend the majority of their time in one particular area and will be given responsibility for a summer-long project, but will also have the opportunity to gain some experience in other divisions.
OPTION 3 – SCHOOL STRUCTURED PROGRAM
This program is available to assist students in meeting criteria that may be required by their specific school.