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The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through education, research and horticultural display. Located in the Northwest section of the city, the Morris Arboretum is a destination for plant lovers from Philadelphia and beyond. The home to a collection of more than 13,000 woody plants and host to special and educational events. Morris Arboretum is a hub for botany, horticulture and urban forestry and a special part of Penn.

Full-Time Positions

Visitor Experience Manager
Assistant Director of Youth and Visitor Education

Part-Time Positions

Assistant Gardener
Operations Assistant

Fellowship Positions

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. All fellowships and internships begin on March 6, 2023 unless otherwise noted. Learn more about fellowships.

Plant Science – Eli Kirk Price Fellow (June start date)
Plant Propagation – Martha J. Wallace Fellow
Urban Forestry - Martha S. Miller and Rusty Miller Fellow

Internship Positions

These nine-month positions span a variety of Arboretum departments. All positions focus on practical work experience in an arboretum/public garden setting. All fellowships and internships begin on March 6, 2023 or June 5, 2023 unless otherwise noted. Learn more about internships.

Lee & Steven Laden Marketing Intern (June start date; six-month position)

Horticulture (candidates are encouraged to apply to all Horticulture positions)

Alice & J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. Intern 1
Alice & J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. Intern 2
Charles S. Holman Jr. Rose & Flower Garden Intern 1
Charles S. Holman Jr. Rose & Flower Garden Intern 2

Other positions

Natural Lands - Hay Honey Farm Intern
Arboriculture - Walter W. Root Intern
Youth Education - McLean Contributionship Intern
Adult Education - McLean Contributionship Intern