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Posted: 06/14/2011

Employer
National Association for Olmsted Parks

The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) is a non-profit membership organization established in 1980 to protect and enhance the many parks, park systems and landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, his sons and successor firm. The organization, a coalition of design and preservation professionals, public and private park administrators, scholars, citizen activists, and representatives of numerous local Olmsted organizations, supports advocacy efforts, education, information exchange, and research, including the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted Project, a published Master List of Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm, 1857-1979, and the Olmsted Research Guide Online (ORGO), an online database of plans and data on Olmsted designs.


Position
INTERNSHIP OR SHORT-TERM CONTRACTUAL OPPORTUNITY SUMMER-FALL 2011
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
 

Project Proposal

Establish a bibliographic database of academic, professional, and published books, articles, reports, university theses, dissertations, and papers on Olmsted-related topics.

Skills

The project will involve library research and communication with universities, professional organizations and scholars, internet research, and database management. MLS, Information Management or similar degree, or current graduate student with relevant experience preferred.

Learning Opportunities

To learn some of the social, design, educational, and political aspects of a growing public interest in park rehabilitation and community realization and the role of research in a national advocacy organization.

Project Timeline

Approximately August-December 2011, based on weekly hours (min. of 20 hours per week for interns); some flexibility.

Location

NAOP maintains offices in downtown Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA. While office space is available, project work can be undertaken outside the NAOP office.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Contact InformationPlease respond via e-mail to Iris Gestram, NAOP Executive Director, gestramiris@naop.org, including a proposal for contractual work orófor internsóresume and letter of recommendation.

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