Internships & Residencies

Internship Program

The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the Grey Towers Heritage Association, sponsors a seasonal (Spring and Fall) internship program for undergraduate or recently graduated college students. Their interests focus on history, environmental science, hospitality and tourism.

The Grey Towers Heritage Association interns work with the U.S. Forest Service and help deliver programs, conduct mansion tours and work in the gift shop. Each are given an assigned project to complete during their tenure at Grey Towers.

The following is the work of recent interns:

An Interview with USFS Chief Tidwell

Essay: Rediscovery – Laurel Hill Cemetery

Internship Opportunities

The Grey Towers Heritage Association welcomes volunteers to assist, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, in continuing the legacy of the Pinchot family and their unique and beautiful home.

The positions carry a subsistence allowance, and housing on the historic estate and uniforms may be provided. Start and end dates vary per internship assignment.

Apply through the web at and search for the positions below:


Gardening / Horticulture

This position provides a valuable, practical experience for a motivated undergraduate college student or recent grad who wants a hands-on experience to challenge and broaden the student’s knowledge of practical applications of horticultural theory learned in the classroom. May 22, 2017 – August 13, 2017.

Visit and search for Position #00722488. For more information contact Elizabeth Hawke, Horticulturist, by email to or call 570-296-6061 ext. 162.

Direct link:


Museum Studies Internship

Students have an opportunity to gain hands on experience with caring for museum collections including registration, cataloguing, and 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.

Check back for information or call Rebecca Philpot at 570-296-9679.


Visitor Services/Public Programs

One position for a student or recent grad who will gain practical experience in all facets of operating a visitor and conference center with a focus on history and natural resource conservation. Beginning in August through the end of October, the duties include giving tours, public programs, school groups and more.

Check back for information or call Lori McKean at or call 570-296-9672.


Scholar-in-Residence Program

We welcome applications for a 1-to-4 week writing retreat and residency at Grey Towers National Historic Site.

Professional historians and graduate students with a research project on the Pinchot family, the USDA Forest Service, or conservation history, are invited to apply for the opportunity to reside at Gifford Pinchot’s ancestral home, immersing themselves in the site where Pinchot gained the inspiration to write, legislate, and tirelessly work on behalf of forest conservation.

Grey Towers offers recipients an idyllic setting for research and writing with few distractions which will inspire new directions and ideas on conservation and the Forest Service while speeding completion of their work.

Scholar-in-Residence Program information

Learn about Our Scholar’s work


Grey Tower's Finger Bowl Patio