Duties: The Plant Protection Intern works independently, with supervision from the Arboretum's botanical and horticultural staff, to monitor plant pest and disease problems affecting the living collection. The intern also coordinates the Morris Arboretum Plant Clinic, which provides a forum for the public to ask pest, disease, identification, and other general plant questions. The salary for this position is $12.35 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
The position has a specified start date of June 18, 2018 and an end date of June 7, 2019.
The application deadline is February 15, 2018.
Before applying, please read the additional information and application instructions at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Undergraduate degree in biology (or similar) preferred, with course work in plant pathology and entomology. A good working knowledge of the ornamental flora preferred. Good communication skills - ability to relate to the public both in person and on the telephone. Ability to work well with peers. Keen powers of observation and an active curiosity. Plant identification skills preferred. Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal supervision. A full background check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Important Note: In addition to the online application, applicants will be required to provide the following supporting documents:
Cover letter/Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
The supporting documents may be uploaded with the online application (uploads are limited to 3 documents) or they may be sent or emailed directly to:
Jan McFarlan, Education Coordinator
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml
Reference Number: 60-27444
Salary Grade: INT
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival