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Posted: 02/03/2014

National Park Service
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Summer and Fall Internship Program. The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship and education. Based at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast.

Historic Landscape Preservation Internships
Internship Opportunity
Boston, MA
Stipend provided
Open Until

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.

Three and six-month internships are currently available. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education and skills in: landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, graphic illustration and mapping, writing and computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Also desired are proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a willingness to travel.

Interns will work at our offices in Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. Internships extend from June to August and June to November, 2014. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at www.nps.gov/oclp

How to apply
To apply, please email your dates of availability, a resume, and a one- to two-page cover letter that describes your interest in the position and your career and educational goals. Also include contact information for two references. Please do not send portfolios until requested. Submit by March 31, 2014 to Amy_McDermott@nps.gov For more information, contact Amy McDermott at (617) 241-6954 ext. 263.
Amy McDermott
Phone: 617-241-6954 ext. 26
Boston National Historical Park
Charlestown Navy Yard, Quarters C
Boston, MA 02129

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