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Historic Landscape Preservation Internships, Summer and Fall 2014

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Summer and Fall 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.

Three and six-month internships are 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.

Interns will work at our offices in Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. Internships extend from June to August and June to November, 2014. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at www.nps.gov/oclp

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. Please do not send portfolios until requested. Submit by March 31, 2014 to Amy_McDermott@nps.gov For more information, contact Amy McDermott at (617) 241-6954 ext. 263.

 

Cultural Resources Diversity Internship, Summer 2014

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 a Cultural Landscapes Intern through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program.

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) provides career exploration for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in historic preservation and cultural resources management. This is one of several positions offered throughout the National Park Service. To learn more about CRDIP, visit www.nps.gov/history/crdi/internships/intrnCRDIP.htm

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.

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.

A ten-week summer CRDIP position is currently available that extends from June 9 to August 15. The position will be based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at www.nps.gov/oclp

To apply, create an SCA internship application at www.thesca.org and enter promo code PO-00485108 by March 1, 2014. Be sure to include a resume, transcript, unofficial is accepted, and references. Contact Emily Poore at epoore@thesca.org to request an application fee waiver or with any questions regarding the application. For more information about the Olmsted Center, contact margie_coffin_brown@nps.gov

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