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Opportunities: The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation 2013 Summer and Fall Internship Program

ASLA’s Opportunities and Events page provides users with the latest information on everything from conferences and meetings to calls for papers, requests for qualifications, consulting opportunities, and competitions. Below, substantive internship offerings from the National Park Service. 

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, is currently accepting applications for its 2013 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, 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.

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, 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, 2013. For more information on Olmsted Center projects, visit our website at

To apply, please forward a résumé and cover letter with your dates of availability, plus contact information for two references by April 19, 2013, to:

Amy McDermott, Administrative Manager
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
Boston National Historical Park
Charlestown Navy Yard, Quarters C
Boston, MA 02129

For more information, please call (617) 241-6954 ext. 263, or email,

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