🔗TTAP-Landscape Stewardship Corps Intern – Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Site
National Park Service/Traditional Trades Advancement Program/American Conservation Experience
This position is part of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) -Landscape Stewardship Corps. Throughout a 26-week immersive experience, Landscape Stewardship Corps participants train and work alongside experienced NPS staff to preserve historic cultural landscapes. Participants learn the fundamentals of landscape preservation and hands-on skills in horticulture, arboriculture, urban forestry, and other trades, gaining foundational skills for careers in landscape preservation and conservation. There are currently 30 internship positions available at 20 National Park Service sites. See the NPS website, Landscape Stewardship Corps to learn more!
Nestled among the rolling hills of eastern-central Vermont, the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park tells the story of conservation in the United States and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park is named for George Perkins Marsh, one of the nation’s first global environmental thinkers, who grew up on the property, and for Frederick Billings, an early conservationist who established a progressive dairy farm and professionally managed forest on the former Marsh farm. Laurance and Mary Rockefeller continued this conservation ethic here and in other national parks around the country. Over twenty miles of carriage roads and trails link historic buildings, gardens, meadows, the oldest scientifically managed forest in the country, and even well-preserved nuclear fallout shelters. The Stewardship Institute, dedicated to exploring new avenues of conservation leadership and practice within the National Park Service, is also in the park. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is in the historic New England village of Woodstock, Vermont (population 3000) about twenty minutes from the larger communities of Hanover, NH (20 miles), the home of Dartmouth College. Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park is located twenty miles away in Cornish, New Hampshire. For more information about this park, visit www.nps.gov/mabi .
Intern work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; 26-week commitment, Position is experiential and hands-on focused on horticulture and arboriculture. Interns will gain understanding of Cultural Landscape Reports and their use to preserve and maintain cultural landscapes.