As full-time staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, interns work a 40-hour week at an hourly rate of approximately $10.60. Interns must commit themselves for the full year term.
The Intern House is conveniently located in the Public Garden, near to the Swan Pond with gated access to Hillcrest Avenue. Three bedrooms are available on a first come first serve basis. Monthly rental includes utilities. The Intern House is fully furnished with a common kitchen, dining room, living room, bath room, 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.
In addition, Arboretum staff assists the interns in finding housing by providing a list of nearby affordable options. Occasionally there are opportunities for the interns to live with hosts and exchange work around the home of their hosts for a reduced rent.
Interns receive health, dental, and vision benefits through the University of Pennsylvania.
Additional benefits include paid vacation time, sick days, and several paid holidays plus an administrative vacation for all staff and interns is provided between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Interns may also sign up to take free classes from our seasonal course brochure and are encourages to attend Arboretum-sponsored conferences and symposia that they find of interest and that will further their professional development.