Each summer, the Arboretum offers one paid, full-time internship in plant records for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in career paths in horticulture, plant science, ecology, museum studies, GIS, data information systems, geography, library science, or related topics. This internship helps to develop skills relevant to a career in professional horticulture and collections management. Interns work under the guidance of the Arboretum’s curator of living collections to learn plant collections management techniques and record keeping utilizing IrisBG desktop, ArcGIS, and other technology, as well as mapping, labeling, and inventorying the living collections at the Arboretum. This position also introduces interns to the world of public gardens and visitor services.
For more information about this internship, you may contact:
Curator of Living Collections
126 Palmer Museum of Art
University Park, PA 16802