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Cultural Resources Diversity Internships
Summer and Fall 2015

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association is currently accepting applications for two Cultural Landscapes Interns through diversity internship programs.

Cultural resources diversity internships provide career exploration for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-35 in historic preservation and cultural resources management. The Olmsted Center is hosting two of several positions offered throughout the National Park Service. To learn more, visit

The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast from Virginia to Maine.

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.

The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education in: landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, graphic illustration, or mapping. Related skills may include writing, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a willingness to travel.

Ten-week summer (June 8 through August 14) and twenty-week summer through fall (June 8 through October 23) positions are currently available. The positions will be based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at

To apply, please email your dates of availability, resume, transcript (unofficial is accepted), one- to two- page 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 March 28, 2015 to For more information, contact Margie Coffin Brown by email or 617 223 5116.


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