Fellowships & Internships
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.
These year-long positions in plant science, urban forestry, and plant propagation allows Fellows to be immersed in their field of interest for an entire 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 on each Morris Fellowship and to apply, please follow the links below.
- Plant Science – Eli Kirk Price Fellow (June start date)
- Plant Propagation – Martha J. Wallace Fellow
- Urban Forestry - Martha S. Miller and Rusty Miller Fellow
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 on each Morris Internship and to apply, please follow the links below.
Marketing - Lee & Steven Laden 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
- Natural Lands - Hay Honey Farm Intern
- Arboriculture - Walter W. Root Intern
- Youth Education - McLean Contributionship Intern
- Adult Education - McLean Contributionship Intern
Unfortunately due to visa regulations, we are unable to accept international applications for the internship program.