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🔗Landscape Preservation Graphic Artist Intern – 1200 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Concord, MA
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • March 4, 2024
  • Department: Minute Man National Historical Park - Cultural and Natural Resources Division
  • Job Reference #: 4093
  • Job Qualifications:

    The Landscape Preservation Graphic Artist intern will work with a team of landscape architects, preservation planners, historians, and resource managers. The applicant should have strong organization skills, classwork or experience in graphic design, park planning, cultural and natural resource management, landscape architecture, environmental science, and/or historic preservation.
    Qualifications include skills in hand sketching, graphic design, 3-d modeling, photography, and diagramming; experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and/or Sketchup; familiarity with Geographic Information Systems is beneficial; experience working with a team as well as working independently to complete project components; and an interest and ability to work indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions. Candidates should be prepared to submit a five-page portfolio of their work when contacted by the supervisor.
    US Citizenship required.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO); Housing Allowance; Travel/Commuting Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: The internship will include indoor and outdoors work, and a graphics workstation is provided.
  • Application Email: waso

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Located in Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington Massachusetts, Minute Man National Historical Park spans 1,000 acres and preserves the landscapes, sites, and buildings associated with the opening battle of the American Revolution, including the Barrett Farm, the destination of British Troops on April 19, 1775.

The intern will contribute to a high-profile project, the opening of the Barrett Farm Unit in advance of America 250, the commemoration of the opening battle of the American Revolution. The intern will work with the park’s Integrated Resources Program Manager and Cultural and Natural Resource Division team leaders. The internship has three components:

(50%) Assist with the completion of an illustrated Cultural Landscape Report and Treatment Plan for the Barrett Farm Unit within Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA. Prepare illustrations and layout for the Barrett Farm Unit Cultural Landscape Report. Illustrate existing conditions and alternative futures for 64-acre farm property. Utilize hand sketches and graphic software including Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, etc.

(25%) The intern will also gain exposure to an array of natural and cultural resource management projects by assisting other interns with their projects including archeological studies, museum object curation, and natural resource management projects with field work at parks in the Metro Boston area.

(25%) The intern will actively participate in project meetings, trainings, interact with park visitors and volunteers, and meet with resource management professionals.

A housing and transportation stipend is included. Low-cost housing in the park may be available.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to apply.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact for more details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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