Internship Programs

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation supports programs that educate and engage young adults (to age 30 or 35 if a veteran) in the care and management of cultural landscapes through experiential internship programs, remote learning, and hand-on field projects.

Four OCLP interns hold a tape measure low to the grass near the a house foundation
A team documents existing conditions at the Pamet Cranberry Bog at Cape Code National Seashore.


Landscape Stewardship Corps

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation works in partnership with the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center's Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) to support the Landscape Stewardship Corps. Through this program, participants train and work alongside experienced National Park Service staff to care for historic cultural landscapes as they learn the fundamentals of landscape preservation and hands-on skills in horticulture, arboriculture, urban forestry, and public land management.

Young adults interested in landscape conservation—especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in the horticulture and historic preservation trades—are encouraged to apply for these paid, 26-week, park-based immersive positions. Prior landscape or preservation experience is not required to be eligible to participate.

Designing the Parks

As part of the Olmsted Center's Designing the Park program, landscape architects, horticulturalists and planners mentor emerging professionals seeking experience in cultural landscape preservation. These paid internships vary in duration and focus but are typically offered to recent graduates in landscape architecture, horticulture, historic preservation, history, GIS, or related fields. Associates engage in an extensive program of educational opportunities and field trips to enrich their experience. For more about past internships, please see our internship blog.

A smiling group of young people stand in a row with arms over each other's shoulders, surrounded by lupine and daisies.
Olmsted Center Associates on a working trip to Acadia National Park.


Last updated: January 2, 2024