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Scott Intern- Summer
Category: Horticulture

Scott Arboretum
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scott Intern – Summer

Scott Arboretum

Number available: 1 - 2
Duration: April-September, for a minimum of 10 weeks
Compensation: $12 per hour (2013 rates); 35 hour work week; must be available for some weekends; maximum of 28 weeks
Contact: Claire Sawyers, Director or Andrew Bunting, Curator
E-mail: Claire Sawyers - or Andrew Bunting -
Telephone:  610-328-8025
Fax:  610-328-7755

The Scott Arboretum Summer internship offers unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in public horticulture. In addition to on-the-job training, the intern has opportunities to meet other professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public gardens. Work activities include gardening and greenhouse work, and working with volunteers on the 300-acre campus with a variety of gardens and collections.

About the Scott Arboretum: Located in the “garden capital of the United States,” the Scott Arboretum has been called “the most beautiful campus in America.” The Scott Arboretum is the 300-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College, an excellent liberal arts college located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Established in 1929, the Arboretum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1995, a distinction held by about 30 botanical gardens/arboreta. Members and volunteers of the Scott Arboretum play a key role in activities and assist full-time staff of about 21 people in maintaining outstanding collections of woody ornamentals of over 4,000 taxa and a variety of special gardens. For more information visit

To apply: send cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references with phone numbers to:

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Attn: Claire Sawyers
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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