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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Additional Information

Payment

As full-time staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, interns work a 40-hour week at an hourly rate of approximately $13.10. Interns must commit themselves for the full-year term, beginning June 15, 2020.


Housing

Three bedrooms are available in the Intern House, which is conveniently located in the Arboretum, near to the Swan Pond with gated access to Hillcrest Avenue. Monthly rent includes utilities. The Intern House is fully furnished with a common kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, patio, laundry and off-street parking. The Intern House was built in 1905 by noted architects Stewardson and Cope. This nationally listed historic structure served as the Head Gardeners Cottage and Gate House for the estate.

Helpful Housing Links:
www.craigslist.org
www.4wallsinPhilly.com
www.chestnuthilllocal.com


Benefits

Interns receive health, dental, and vision benefits through the University of Pennsylvania.

Additional benefits include paid vacation time, sick days, several paid holidays, and an administrative vacation between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


More Opportunities to Grow

All interns are eligible for additional tuition benefits at the University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College, and Temple University’s Ambler Campus. Interns are eligible to take two classes in any semester. In the spring semester these credits can only be taken at the University of Pennsylvania.

Interns may also sign up to take classes, some of which are free, from our seasonal course brochure and attend Arboretum-sponsored conferences and symposia that they find of interest and that will further their professional development.


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Alerts & Updates


Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to announce that is reopening to the public on Thursday, June 18th. Members may reserve tickets starting Monday, June 15th with non-member tickets available Wednesday, June 17th. Please know that we are working to keep you as safe as we possibly can.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • One-way circulation on paths to facilitate social distancing.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Cafe are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, the Fernery and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed.
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Arboretum.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Guest passes, Library passes, and RAP reciprocal admissions are not accepted at this time.

Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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