Internships & Residencies


Thank you for your interest in Grey Towers’ internships. At present, the only formal internship program that Grey Towers administers is a national initiative through the USDA Pathways Program. This program is designed for college students or recent grads interested in careers with the agency. Other than the Pathways program, there are no available paid opportunities for the 2021 summer season at Grey Towers.

Please visit the Grey Towers Forest Service Website often for any future postings.


We may be able to offer unpaid volunteer learning opportunities to students and recent grads who may need internship/externship credits, a resume builder, or some on-the-job introduction and experience. This will ultimately be dependent on the ongoing COVID-19  pandemic guidelines and restrictions. If volunteer opportunities are offered, housing would not be available.

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a resume with a cover letter stating area of interest and availability to the appropriate program contact listed below.



Elizabeth Hawke, Horticulturist at

Visitor Services/History/Parks and Recreation/Environmental Studies:


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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 forest or natural history conservation, the USDA Forest Service or Gifford Pinchot and his family, 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.