Friday, January 20, 2017

Interns Wanted: Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers Offers College Internships

Applications currently are being accepted for a number of different summer internships at Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.
College students interested in parks and recreation, history, gardening and landscape architecture and forestry are encouraged to apply.
Students can earn from $85 per week subsistence allowance to $2,500 for the 12-week season, depending on which internship they qualify for. Housing on the historic estate and uniforms may be provided.
Several internship positions are available--
-- Education/Interpretation/Visitor Services: Multiple 12-week internships are available for students to deliver interpretive mansion tours and education programs and hone their visitor services skills. Students will have an opportunity to learn and improve skills in such areas as public speaking, communication, research and related programs. Students will develop and deliver tours, assist with educational and other public programs, provide visitor services and complete one research/interpretive project.
Deadline to apply is March 1 for May through August internship. Visit the Forest Service website or send email to:  or call 570-296-9630 for information.
-- Gardening/Horticulture: Two opportunities are available for May through August; each provides a valuable, practical experience for a motivated undergraduate college student who wants a hands-on experience to challenge and broaden the student’s knowledge of practical applications of horticultural theory learned in the classroom.
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. For the Elizabeth S. Mortimer gardening internship, send a resume and cover letter that indicates your field of study and expected graduation date to: Elizabeth Hawke, Horticulturist, Grey Towers National Historic Site, PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337, or fax to 570-296-9675 or email to:  
A second horticulture position is available by searching the Student Conservation Association for Position ID 00722488.   For more information visit the Forest Service Grey Towers webpage or email to: or call 570-296-6061 ext. 162.
Additional horticulture, visitor services and museum internships will be offered in the fall (August through December) for recent college graduates and current students who may be seeking practical experience. For more information call 570-296-9630 or email
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Grey Towers Heritage Association.  Click Here to sign up for updates from the Association, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, become part of their Google+ Circle and follow them on Instagram.
  Also visit the Grey Towers Historic Site website and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation website for information on its conservation research and policy programs.  Click Here to sign up for the Institute’s regular updates.

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