Flora of Pennsylvania Intern

The Flora of Pennsylvania Internship is a joint program between the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Flora of Pennsylvania Intern receives training and work experience in many aspects of managing collections in a major herbarium, and an opportunity to contribute to a modern state flora through a research project on some aspect of the flora of Pennsylvania. This internship requires a dedication to building a professional career in botany. This position is supported by the Eli Kirk Price Endowment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help manage (file, repair, image, annotate, etc.) botanical specimens in the nationally important herbarium collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • Participate in the ongoing botanical research activities in the Morris Arboretum Botany Department
  • Complete an independent study project under the direction of your supervisor
  • Work at two weekend Arboretum events - Fall Festival and Plant Sale
  • Enroll in and complete two academic courses at Penn: LARP755 (Fall) and LARP756 (Spring)
  • Participate in intern sessions as scheduled (typically weekly outside of academic year)
  • Learn to follow proper safety practices
  • Perform additional duties as requested


How to Apply:

Application deadline is February 15, 2017

See full application instructions on our website: 

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