Education Programs Intern (Scott Arboretum)

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

ID: 7063394
Posted: February 5, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

The Scott Arboretum Educations Program Internship offers unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in public horticulture. The intern has opportunities to meet and work with other professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public gardens, and to attend educational events at other institutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
Work activities include assisting the Education Programs Coordinator with educational programming, and the Communications and Volunteer Programs Coordinator with marketing, interpretation, promotion and working with volunteers

Required Qualifications:
Good communications skills, an attention to details, knowledge of pertinent technology and computer programs, interest in working with the public and volunteers. Individuals must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. An interest in public horticulture and public service is important.


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