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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania-Education Internship-Tue, 11/26/2019 - 8:32am

Education Internship


Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 19118

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Job Description 

The Education Intern is an integral part of the Education team, which develops and delivers educational programs for professionals, adults, families and children. The Education Intern works with staff to direct the activities of volunteer guides including training and workshop planning. The intern also provides committee leadership and provides education program support. The intern meets regularly with volunteer guides and other professionals to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs. The intern has the opportunity to communicate with the public through newsletter articles, course brochure descriptions and a monthly volunteer publication.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Write and produce volunteer newsletter.
Supervise logistics of scheduled tours and guides.
Work on committees to help develop tours for adult and school groups.
Work with staff to produce adult and family course curriculum.
Help plan and execute schedule of intern sessions.
Write family-focused articles for Arboretum newsletter.
Help plan and organize professional seminars.
Complete an independent study project under the direction of your supervisor.
Work at two weekend Arboretum events.
Enroll in and complete two academic courses at Penn: LARP755 (Fall) and LARP756 (Spring.)
Participate in intern sessions as scheduled (typically weekly outside of academic year).
Perform additional duties as requested.

Education and Experience 


Good communication skills, both written and oral.
Good interpersonal skills.
Must be adaptable and flexible.
Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher preferred.
Bachelor's degree in related field.

Application Instructions 

Please go to the University of Pennsylvania's website to jobs@penn. Search for the Education Intern position. Complete the application and attach your resume and letter of intent. Morris Arboretum also requires three letters of reference and a copy of your college transcript. The letters can be e-mailed to directly to Jan McFarlan at by the people writing them and the transcript can be e-mailed to Jan by your school.

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Jan McFarlan