Flora of PA Internship - deadline extended

Tim Block block at POBOX.UPENN.EDU
Fri Apr 6 09:37:22 CDT 2001

The deadline for submission of application materials for the Flora of
Pennsylvania Internship has been extended.  Consideration of applications
will continue until June 1, 2001 or until the position is filled.

A one-year internship beginning June 2001, with six hours of graduate
credit at the University of Pennsylvania.

Time is split between the Botany Departments of the Morris Arboretum of the
University of Pennsylvania and The Academy of Natural Sciences of
Philadelphia.  The Morris Arboretum is located in the northwestern corner
of Philadelphia.  Facilities include botanical laboratories and greenhouses
in an extensive outdoor living collection of trees and shrubs.  The Academy
of Natural Sciences, in Center City Philadelphia, houses the oldest natural
history museum in the United States, including a herbarium of more than 1.5
million specimens of plants, fungi, and algae. The Intern will work under
the joint supervision of Drs. Lucinda McDade and Richard M. McCourt at the
Academy of Natural Sciences and Drs. Timothy A. Block and Ann F. Rhoads at
the Morris Arboretum.

Internship Duties
The internship provides work experience in all aspects of managing
collections in a major herbarium and an opportunity to contribute to a
modern state flora program through a research project on some aspect of the
flora of Pennsylvania.  Duties include curation of botanical collections at
The Academy of Natural Sciences (http://www.acnatsci.org), and
participation in the Pennsylvania Flora Project at the Morris Arboretum

As a member of the internship group at the Arboretum, the Flora of
Pennsylvania Intern will participate in workshops, seminars, and field
trips designed to demonstrate the varied aspects of management and
operation of a public arboretum.  The appointment includes a stipend plus
University of Pennsylvania benefits package, including medical and dental
coverage, two weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and tuition.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in botany, or in biology, with
course work in botany.

To Apply
Send letter of application including statement of interest in the
internship, official college transcript, and the names and contact
information of three references to:

Dr. Timothy A. Block
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
9414 Meadowbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

or, letters of interest and contact information for referees may be
submitted electronically to:

block at pobox.upenn.edu.

Timothy A. Block, Ph.D.
Director of Botany
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
9414 Meadowbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777 x130
Fax 215-248-4439
block at pobox.upenn.edu

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