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Landscape Architecture/Planning Summer Intern

The Associate (Intern) will focus on research and preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report, Record of Treatment and Updated Treatment Plan, for the Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Longfellow House was used as the headquarters of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War and was the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See for more information about the national historic site.

The Associate will complete historic research, document the physical development of landscape and existing landscape conditions through original narrative, photography and mapping, focusing on the recent history of the nationally significant Longfellow House landscape. The Associate will contribute to a design or landscape “treatment” to enhance historic character and improve visitor experience. 

This work experience will result in a report and mapping, tangible products that will demonstrate skills and abilities acquired or refined during the internship. The Associate will build upon their computer mapping skills, using software including GIS, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. Strong research and writing skills are required. This is an excellent opportunity for a history, regional planning, historic preservation, or landscape architecture student or recent graduate with an interest in American History and/or public land management.

As part of a cohort of more than 12 associates, this associate will participate in an engaging program of educational opportunities and field trips. For more information about the Olmsted Center’s internship program see the “Designing the Parks Internship Blog” at The internship is offered through a partnership with the National Council on Preservation Education.
Boston, Massachusetts
About the Olmsted Center:
The National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, with offices in Boston, Philadelphia, and Richmond, Virginia works with national parks to manage cultural landscapes that reflect our national heritage. The Center provides research, planning, stewardship and education services to parks in the Northeast Region, from Maine to Virginia.
$15/hour + commuter stipend. Housing is not provided. 
12 week internship/480 hours
Approximately June 2, 2020 - August 18, 2020
In good academic standing
A U.S. citizen
Able to pass a Federal background check
The preferred candidate will also demonstrate:
Education and/or experience in landscape architecture, historic preservation, American history, or allied fields; excellent writing and research skills and/or strong computer graphic skills including AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite, and an interest in public land management. Occasional travel is required.