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February 2014 NewsFlash

College Internships Available at Grey Towers



Applications currently are being accepted for a number of different internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA. College students who are interested in natural resource conservation, history, art, gardening, landscape architecture, forestry, museum services and recreational or visitor services, such as tour guides, are encouraged to apply.

Students can earn from $75 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 are provided. Internships vary in start and end dates and range from May through November.

Below is a description of the 2014 internship opportunities:

• Education/Interpretation/Visitor Services: 12-week internships are available for students to deliver interpretive mansion tours and education programs and hone their visitor services skills. Students will be immersed in the history of forestry in America and will have an opportunity to learn and improve skills in such areas as interpretation, public speaking, communication, research and related programs. Students of history, forestry, environmental, interpretive/recreation, art or museum studies programs are sought. Interns will assist USDA Forest Service staff with interpretive and education programs and visitor services. Students will develop and deliver interpretive tours, assist with education and other public programs, provide visitor services and complete one research/interpretive project. There are two sessions: May through August and August through October. Students can earn a $75 per week subsistence allowance. Grey Towers may provide housing and uniforms. For more information call 570-296-9630 or send an email to greytowers@fs.fed.us. Additional information is available at www.greytowers.org Deadline for applications for the spring/summer is March 15.

• Gardening/Horticulture: The Elisabeth S. Mortimer Garden internship, created in 1994 by Elisabeth and Charles “Duke” Mortimer of Westfall Farms, Montague, N.J., is focused on gardening, one of Mrs. Mortimer’s greatest passions. The internship provides a valuable, practical experience for a motivated undergraduate college student. The internship provides hands-on experience to challenge and broaden the student’s knowledge of practical applications of horticultural theory learned in the classroom. Past participants in this highly successful internship program have majored in such areas as ornamental horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, and environmental disciplines. Students receive a $2,500 stipend and may be provided housing at Grey Towers for the 12- week program.
To Apply, 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 ehawke@fs.fed.us . For more information call 570-296-6061 ext. 162. Deadline is April 22, 2014.

• Museum Intern: Students have an opportunity to gain hands on experience with caring for museum collections including registration, cataloguing, conservation and archiving methods while working with the Grey Towers Museum Specialist in the historic mansion. Students of art or museum studies programs are sought. Apply through the Student Conservation Association at www.thesca.org or call Rebecca Philpot at 570-296-9679. Dates vary from May through December for the 12-week sessions. Subsistence allowance offered and lodging may be provided.


• Horticulture Intern: Students have an opportunity to learn practical horticulture and landscape techniques and skills by working with the Grey Towers horticulturist in the historic Grey Towers gardens. Apply through the Student Conservation Association at www.thesca.org or call Elizabeth Hawke at 570-296-6061, ext. 162. Summer session: June through August; Fall session: September through November. Subsistence allowance offered and housing may be provided.

For more information about any of these internship opportunities contact Grey Towers at 570-296-9630 or via email at greytowers@fs.fed.us. More information is available on the web at www.fs.fed.us/gt






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