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Apprenticeships and Internships

Apprenticeship and internship programs provide participants with opportunities to gain professional experience in cultural landscape preservation practice. They work alongside Olmsted Center staff, serving as active members of cultural landscape preservation maintenance and planning projects.

Participants are also provided educational opportunities such as conferences and field trips to enrich their experience. In addition, an independent study project that relates to the personal interest of the participant, and that complements the Olmsted Center mission, is often incorporated into the internship program.

Olmsted Center interns work closely with a staff member, or mentor, to coordinate their training program. Working together, the mentor and intern jointly identify projects and educational opportunities that provide the participant with a productive and valuable experience.

Internships and Apprenticeships are typically six-month positions offered to students in landscape architecture, horticulture, or related disciplines who are seeking field experience in cultural landscape preservation, as well as recent graduates or professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and practice in cultural landscape preservation.




(Photo) Assessing landscape condition at Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, Virginia