Youth & Visitor Education Intern, Morris Arboretum & Gardens

Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania

Job Description

Job Description

The Youth and Visitor Education Intern is an integral part of the Education team, which develops and delivers educational programs for professionals, adults, families, and children. The intern works with staff to direct the activities of Education volunteers including training, workshop planning, and program support. The Youth and Visitor Education Intern meets regularly with volunteers and other professionals to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs. The intern has the opportunity to communicate with the public interfacing with visitors while leading monthly programming. This position is supported by the McLean Contributionship Education Internship Endowment

Whomever is selected for this part-time position should expect to work upwards of 40 hours a week depending on operational need. This position pays $15.34 an hour.

Duties & Responsibilities​

  • Supervise logistics of scheduled tours and guides including prep and breakdown, greeting school groups, and distributing surveys.
  • Develop and lead Outdoor Career Symposium; a forum for high school students to engage with professionals in the horticulture industry.
  • Develop STEAM activities and help coordinate field trips for middle-school, English-language-learners’ summer program.
  • Develop and lead monthly programming for Morris’ youngest visitors.
  • Develop and teach 1 class included in the Morris class catalogue. 
  • Help develop programs for school groups and Arboretum visitors. 
  • Create temporary interpretive signs for interesting plants.
  • Maintain and create static programming for Morris' "Whimsical Woods."
  • Attend meetings and participate in professional development as scheduled.
  • Early arrival (between 8:00am – 8:30am) to support tours is required. Weekend duties as required.
  • Perform additional duties as requested. 


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience with direct youth service (i.e. teaching, leading workshops, camp counselor Microsoft 365
  • Availability to work some evening and/or weekend Arboretum events.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.

Work Environment 

The Youth and Visitor Education Intern has their own workstation in a shared office that provides the camaraderie offered by a small and supportive staff. The position includes regular field trips with Education Team, monthly Intern education program, as well as the opportunity to attend at least one professional conference. The Youth and Visitor Education Intern has an excellent opportunity to meet others in the field of informal education.


Posted 2 months ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
Entry Level