Careers in the Plant Sciences

Plant Science Intern

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Position Title: Plant Science Intern
Position Type: Research Assistant
Application Review Begins: Thursday, February 01, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Institution: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Department/Division: Plant Science
Field (e.g., systematics): botany
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
General Information: The Plant Science Fellow is a joint position held between the Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Plant Science Fellow receives training and work experience in many aspects of managing both physical and virtual herbarium collections, and an opportunity to gain experience in botanical research. This Fellowship requires a dedication to building a professional career in botany.

The Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants and people through education, research, and horticultural display. Located in the Northwest section of the city, the Morris Arboretum & Gardens is a destination for plant lovers from Philadelphia and beyond. The Arboretum is home to a collection of more than 13,000 woody plants and host to special and educational events. A hub for botany, horticulture, and urban forestry, the Morris Arboretum & Gardens is a special part of Penn.
Qualifications/Requirements: Undergraduate degree in Botany or Biology with course work in Botany.
A dedication to building a professional career in botany.
An ability to pay close attention to detail.
Self-motivation and reliability.
An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Responsibilities: Help manage (file, repair, image, annotate, etc.) botanical specimens in the nationally important herbarium collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Participate in the ongoing botanical research activities in the Morris Arboretum Botany Department, which may include field work, laboratory work, data analysis, or online work (transcription, georeferencing) in virtual herbaria.
Learn to follow proper safety practices.
Perform additional duties as requested.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please apply via the webpage link provided. Find out more about the internship program at the Morris Arboretum website, under Learn and Discover, then Fellowships and Internships.
Compensation Range: $15.34/hour for 40 hours per week plus full benefits
Contact Name: Cynthia Skema, cskema@upenn.edu