Internship Opportunities

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About the Internships

Interns, called Associates, are integral to the Olmsted Center team and work under the mentorship of experienced landscape architects, horticulturalists, and planners. Associates engage in an extensive program of trainings, educational opportunities, and field trips to enrich their experience. For more about the internships, please see our internship blog.

These paid internships vary in duration and focus but are typically offered to graduating students and young professionals in landscape architecture, horticulture, historic preservation, history, GIS, or related fields, who seek professional experience in cultural landscape preservation.
Four OCLP interns hold a tape measure low to the grass near the a house foundation
Designing the Parks interns documenting existing conditions at the Pamet Cranberry Bog at Cape Code National Seashore.

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How to Apply

Please e-mail your application materials by March 1, 2020 to Jennifer Hanna at jennifer_hanna@nps.gov. Please include your name and the name of the internship in the email subject.

Application materials:

  • A one-page letter describing your interest in the position, your dates of availability, and your career and educational goals
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • References and writing samples may be requested

2020 Opportunities

The positions listed here are supported through a partnership with the National Council of Preservation Education. For more information about each position, including desired qualifications, compensation and project details, download the full announcement.

Cultural Landscape Planning Summer Associate, Boston, June - August 2020

Full Announcement
Contribute to a Cultural Landscape Report, Record of Treatment for the Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters, which was used as a headquarters of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cultural Landscape Planning Associate, Boston, June - December 2020

Full Announcement
Prepare a Cultural Landscape Report, Record of Treatment for the Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters, which was used as a headquarters of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cultural Landscape Planning Associate, Boston, June – December 2020

Full Announcement
Contribute to Cultural Landscape Reports for sites within Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, and St. Gaudens National Historical Park

Cultural Landscape Planning Associate, Richmond, June – December 2020

Full Announcement
Contribute to Cultural Landscape Inventories for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield, and Richmond National Battlefield Park

GIS & App Development Associate, Philadelphia, June – December 2020

Full Announcement
Develop and beta-test a web-based mobile app for tree inventory and condition assessments

GIS & Landscape Facilities Management Associate, Philadelphia, June – December 2020

Full Announcement
Prepare cultural landscape Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data for the management of facilities in the National Park System

Horticultural Associate, Philadelphia, June – December 2020

Full Announcement
Assist National Park Service historic sites with research and horticultural and landscape management tasks

Arboricultural and Urban Forestry Intern, Flight 93 National Memorial, May – August 2020

Full Announcement
Develop and implement a plan for Integrated Pest Management and soils remediation action for trees within the Memorial Groves at Flight 93 National Memorial. Two 13-week positions to be filled, housing is provided.
Interns during field trip to Acadia, posing in safety vests and work gear in front of Jordan Pond.
Designing the Parks interns during field school at Acadia National Park.

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Last updated: February 10, 2020