Flora of Pennsylvania Internship - Morris Arboretum

The Flora of Pennsylvania Internship is a joint program with the Morris Arboretum 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. The rate for this position is $12.70 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.


The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution located 15 miles from campus in historic Chestnut Hill. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, research, outreach, and horticultural display. As the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Morris Arboretum provides research and outreach services to state agencies, community institutions and to citizens of Pennsylvania and beyond. http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml


The position has a specified start date of June 17, 2019 and an end date of June 5, 2020.

The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

Before applying, please read the additional information and application instructions at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml

A Bachelor’s Degree is required and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Undergraduate degree in botany or biology with course work in botany preferred. Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated self-motivation and reliability is required. Keen powers of observation and an active curiosity is required. A full background check will be undertaken with the successful candidate.

Important Note: In addition to the online application, applicants will be required to provide the following supporting documents:

Cover letter/Letter of intent 
Three letters of recommendation
College transcripts

The supporting documents may be uploaded with the online application (uploads are limited to 3 documents) or they may be sent or emailed directly to: 

Jan McFarlan, Education Coordinator
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Email: jlm@upenn.edu

Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml

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