Internships

Internships

Scott internships offer work experience in a campus arboretum to individuals interested in a career in public horticulture. In addition to on-the-job training, interns have opportunities to meet other professionals in the area and to attend educational events.

Public Horticulture Intern

The Scott Arboretum Programs Intern position 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, and to attend educational events at other institutions. A yearlong appointment, running typically from May to May, for individuals wanting to pursue a career in public horticulture with a variety of aspects of public horticulture built into the position with some ability
to tailor the experience to address particular areas of interest. This position provides an in depth, learning opportunity in all aspects of public horticulture.

See complete details here.

Summer Interns

Summer positions offer a broad range of work experiences in a campus arboretum to individuals interested in a career in ornamental horticulture. Responsibilities include working with staff and volunteers on gardening, plant records activities, programs, and special events. Horticultural education and experience is desirable as well as good communication skills, an interest in working with people, and a keen interest in plants and horticulture. The successful individual must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. See complete details here.

Application Procedure

Deadline for all applications is February 15.

Complete online application through the Swarthmore College Human Resources or send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references with addresses and phone numbers to:

Internship Program
The Scott Arboretum
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328-8025