The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) provides career exploration for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in historic preservation and cultural resources management. This is one of several positions offered throughout the National Park Service. To learn more about CRDIP, visit www.nps.gov/history/crdi/internships/intrnCRDIP.htm
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.
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 will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education 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.
A ten-week summer CRDIP position is currently available that extends from June 9 to August 15. The position will be based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at www.nps.gov/oclp