The Flora of Pennsylvania Internship is a joint program between the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Flora of Pennsylvania Intern receives training and work experience in many aspects of managing collections in a major herbarium, and an opportunity to contribute to a modern state flora through a research project on some aspect of the flora of Pennsylvania. This internship requires a dedication to building a professional career in botany. This position is supported by the Eli Kirk Price Endowment.
Work time in this internship is divided between the Botany Departments at Morris Arboretum (60%) and the Academy of Natural Sciences (40%). The Botany Department is an academic unit of the Arboretum, thus a healthy intellectual curiosity, an engagement with the primary literature, and the ability to write scientific papers are all desirable characteristics/skills of the intern in this position. The Pennsylvania Flora Intern may spend time out-of-doors, in the laboratory, or in other settings, as required. This position generally requires a willingness to travel, with some travel covering multiple days.
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