As full-time staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, interns work a 40-hour week at an hourly rate of approximately $12. Interns must commit themselves for the full-year term, beginning June 13, 2016.
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.
Interns receive 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.
All interns are eligible for additional tuition benefits at the University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College, and Temple University’s Ambler Campus. Interns are eligible to take two classes in any semester. In the spring semester these credits can only be taken at the University of Pennsylvania.
Interns 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.
The Holiday Garden Railway is not running today due to the rain.
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
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.