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GIS and Landscape Facilities Management Intern (Philadelphia)

The Geographic Information Systems and Facilities Management Associate (Intern) will work with Olmsted Center staff to create cultural landscape GIS data for facilities management in the National Park System. The NPS organizes facilities management information through a database system called FMSS or the Facilities Management Software System. Associate’s duties will include organizing existing GIS data and converting legacy data to create feature classes for landscape boundaries, historic trees, gardens, and other vegetation. The GIS will be cross referenced with facilities management data and hosted on ArcGIS Online. The Associate will field verify data at a National Park.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate with strong GIS skills, and education and/or an interest in the management of historic cultural resources to develop an important tool in the care of significant National Park Service sites. 

This internship offers engaging educational opportunities and field trips. The internship is supported through a partnership with the National Council of Preservation Education. For more information about the Olmsted Center’s internship program see the “Designing the Parks Internship Blog” at,

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. 

The successful applicant will be:
In good academic standing
A U.S. citizen
Able to pass a Federal background check

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
Must have education and/or experience in GIS. Interest/experience in American history, public facilities management, historic preservation, forestry, and/or public land management is desirable.
Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team; some travel, fully subsidized, is required.