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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Additional Information

Payment

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.


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

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

Due to the inclement weather today, Thursday, December 31st, the Holiday Garden Railway trains are not running.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • 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.
  • Library passes are not accepted at this time.
Reserve Tickets Now

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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