INTERN URBAN FORESTRY
Duties: The Urban Forestry Intern will engage in urban forestry and natural resource management practices, assessments, programs and planning for public gardens, government agencies, educational and community organizations. The intern will also learn and teach stewardship concepts and practical applications through urban tree and natural resource management projects, as well as developing community partnership, vegetation analysis and management planning skills. The rate for this position is $12.70 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
The position has a specified start date of June 17, 2019 and an end date of June 5, 2020.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019.
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 and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Academic background in urban forestry, ecology, horticulture, arboriculture, landscape design, or a related field. Landscape design, ecology, or woody plant experience is desirable. Experience in publication production or report writing is useful. Written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a range of computer experience. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred; as well as working knowledge of AutoCAD and the Arc GIS software suite. Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team is required. Participation in some overnight travel to service the needs of Arboretum clients is required. A valid driver's license is required. Must be able and willing to work in the field in varied weather conditions. A full background check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.
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
Email: [email protected]
Further information regarding the Internships and the application process is available at:
Reference Number: 60-30203
Salary Grade: INT
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Arboretum Visitor Program
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