Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum is closed today, September 2nd, due to flooding.

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Additional Information


As a full-time staff member of the University of Pennsylvania, this intern works a 40-hour week at an hourly rate of approximately $13.50. This internship begins June 14, 2021.


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.

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This intern receives 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

This intern 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

The Cafe is closed today, October 10th.

The Garden Railway will not run in the rain. If the rain subsides it will start running around noon today, October 10th.

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.