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Grey Towers National Historic Site

Apply for internships at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Applications are currently being accepted for a number of summer internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site, former home of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and  two-time Pennsylvania governor.

College students interested in parks and recreation, history, gardening, landscape architecture and forestry are encouraged to apply. Stipends range from $85 per week subsistence allowance to $2,500 for the 12-week season. Housing on the historic estate and uniforms may be provided.

Multiple 12-week internships are available for students interested in honing their communication skills through delivering interpretive mansion tours, facilitating public education programs and providing visitor services. Deadline to apply is March 1. Send a letter of interest to greytowers@fs.fed.us for one to two openings offered with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association. Or for one opening sponsored by the Student Conservation Association (SCA), apply at www.thesca.org and search for Milford. Learn more at www.fs.usda.gov/greytowers, email  grey towers@fs.fed.us, or call 570/296-9672.

Two opportunities are available, May through August, for those interested in gardening and horticulture; each offers a valuable, practical experience for a student who wants a hands-on experience. Deadline to apply is March 31. For the Elizabeth S. Mortimer internship, send resume and letter with intended field of study and expected graduation date to: Elizabeth Hawke, Grey Towers National Historic Site, PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337, fax to 570/296-9675, or email ehawke@fs.fed.us. A second horticulture position is available through the SCA. Learn more at www.fs.usda.gov/grey towers, email ehawke@fs.fed.us. or call 570/296-9661.

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 greytowers@fs.fed.us.

 

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