The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Monday, December 19, 2011 |

Description

The Morris Arboretum, a premier public garden in Philadelphia, has openings for 9 year-long interns. Located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, the Arboretum is an historic 166-acre collection of trees, shrubs and gardens.

Positions are open in education, urban forestry, plant protection, plant propagation, arboriculture, botany, horticulture and the rose and flower garden. For more details go to http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml

Interns work under direction of dept. supervisor; seminars & practical sessions to help interns develop professionally are held weekly. Interns receive academic credit through the University of Pennsylvania. The internship program provides hands on experience and education that prepares interns for careers in public gardens and related fields. There is a compensatory salary of $10 per hour plus health, dental & tuition benefits, sick leave and paid vacation. Positions start June 18, 2012. International applicants are also accepted.

Qualifications: Background in horticulture, biology, botany, landscape design, or education. Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required.

How to apply

Please send letter of intent, resume, transcripts and three letters of recommendation by February 15 2012 to: Internship Program, Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19118. International applicants also accepted. For questions please call (215) 247-5777 ext 156; or jlm@upenn.edu