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Landscape Architecture/Planning/Historian Internship (Boston)

The Associate (Intern) will focus on research and preparation of Cultural Landscape Inventories for Virginia's iconic battlefield parks, including Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park, as well as sites within Saint Gauden’s National Historical Park. The Associate will complete historic research, document the physical development of landscapes and existing landscape conditions through original narrative, photography and mapping. 
The experience will result in reports and mapping, tangible products that will demonstrate skills and abilities acquired or refined during the internship. Participants will gain exposure and familiarity with computer mapping software, including GIS, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. 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 twelve associates, the 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, National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
Length of Internship:
30 weeks, beginning around June 2, 2020
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.
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.