The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation, American Conservation Experience, and Student Conservation Association is currently accepting applications for summer and fall internships focusing on the design and documentation of National Park Service cultural landscapes.
The internships will provide career exploration for undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate students in historic preservation and cultural resources management. 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. For more information on Olmsted Center preservation planning projects, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/oclp/ and for more information on the Designing the Parks program, visit our blog at https://designingtheparksoclp.wordpress.com/
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 for this internship will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and interest 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-, 20- and 26-week positions (starting June 6, 2016) are available and based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided.