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🔗Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) Member – Landscape Stewardship Corps – Roosevelt and Vanderbilt National Historic Sites

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Hyde Park, NY
  • 720 USD / Week
  • February 25, 2024
  • How to Apply:

    Please submit your resume and brief cover letter describing your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional or academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/
    Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and the application period will close once this internship position is filled.  Questions? Please reach out to ACE Member Coordinator, HPTC Programs, Kyle Ellison, at kellison@usaconservation.org.

  • Job benefits: Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority, $1,000 Professional Development Stipend
  • Contact Name: Kyle Ellison
  • Application Email: kellison@usaconservation.org
  • Application URL: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1054019

Website American Conservation Experience

Traditional Trades Advancement Program
Landscape Stewardship Corps – Paid Internship
ROOSEVELT-VANDERBILT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES (Hyde Park, NY)
March 18 – September 13, 2024

INTERNSHIP POSITION DETAILS: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities, seeks young adults interested in exploring the Traditional Trades in partnership with the National Park Service. Learn and advance your horticulture skills to become the next leaders in managing historic landscapes in our National Parks!

The Traditional Trades Advancement Program-Landscape Stewardship Corps interns (2) will work alongside professional horticulturists and arborists at Roosevelt and Vanderbilt National Historic Sites to care for historic landscapes in Hyde Park, NY, learning about plant and cultural landscape maintenance skills. No background or previous experience in horticulture or historic preservation is necessary. A 26-week commitment is required.

For more information about the National Park Service’s Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) – Landscape Stewardship Corps please visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1098/learning-services.htm

For more information the American Conservation Experience please visit:  www.usaconservation.org

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