Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Fellowship and Internship Program

Morris Arboretum is a historic public garden and research and educational institution. It inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through education, research and horticultural display. The endowed Fellow and Intern programs provide hands-on experience and an education that prepares individuals for careers in public gardens and related fields. All fellowships & internships begin on March 7th, 2022 unless otherwise noted. Applications received by December 15th are preferred.

Fellowship Program

These year-long positions in plant science, urban forestry, and plant propagation provide Fellows with the opportunity to be immersed in their field of interest for a complete year. Morris Fellows work closely with Arboretum staff and are encouraged to publish their work in academic journals or present at national conferences. These positions include tuition benefits that allow Fellows to take courses at the University of Pennsylvania as well as options for health care coverage. All candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree or higher to be accepted in the program. Fellows start in either March or June, for detailed information of each Morris Fellowship and to apply please follow the links below.

Internship Program

These nine-month positions span a variety of Arboretum departments. All positions focus on practical work experience in an arboretum/public garden setting. Interns receive hands-on training during their internship and each intern will gain valuable skills that will advance them in their chosen field of interest. Interns will participate in monthly cohort learning opportunities that explore plant sciences from many perspectives (botany, arboriculture, curation, natural lands management, etc.). Intern candidates must have their high school diploma or higher to be accepted into the program. Interns start in March or June, for detailed information of each Morris Internship and to apply please follow the links below.

Learn more about the benefits of Fellowship and Internship.

Unfortunately due to visa regulations, we are unable to accept international applications for the internship program.

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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is closed to the public today (9/6) due to potential flooding.

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

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.