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Posted Job Title
Intern - Urban Forestry
Job Profile Title
Intern - Arboretum
Job Description Summary
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 $13.10 per hour. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups. The position has a specified start date of June 16, 2020 and an end date of June 4, 2021. The application deadline is February 15, 2020. Before applying, please read the additional information and application instructions at: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_internships.shtml
Please note, this position requires access to a reliable vehicle during working hours.
Participate in fieldwork activities including tree identification, tree inventory, and the visual assessment of trees in urban and natural settings.
Participate in weekly educational sessions for interns.
Assist with consulting report writing, library research, diagnostic techniques, data management and map making.
Answer plant-related inquiries from the public from the Morris Arboretum Plant Clinic.
Use diagnostic equipment such as the resistograph, soil moisture sensors and sampling techniques.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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 College transcripts
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 Morris Arboretum 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
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$12.00 - $13.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
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.
Internal Number: JR00013169
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