As full-time staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, interns work a 40-hour week at an hourly rate of approximately $11.25. Interns must commit themselves for the full year term, beginning June 15, 2015.
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. 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.
Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.
Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.
The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
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.