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Internship in Historic Landscape Preservation, Fall and Winter 2014-15

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for its 2014–15 Fall and Winter Internship Program. The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education. Based at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast.

The internship program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their understanding of landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, developing preservation maintenance plans, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.

A six-month internship is currently available. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education and skills in: landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, graphic illustration and mapping, writing and computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Also desired are proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a willingness to travel.

The intern will work with three other interns and our preservation planning staff at our office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. Internships extend from September 29, 2014 to March 13, 2015.

To apply, please email your dates of availability, a resume, and a one- to two-page cover letter that describes your interest in the position and your career and educational goals. Also include contact information for two references. U.S. citizenship required. Please do not send portfolios until requested.

Submit by July 28, 2014 to
For more information, contact Margie Brown at (617) 223-5116.


(Photo) Olmsted Center staff in the forest of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont