Garden and Landscape Studies Program and Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
Open to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture, environmental design, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, GIS, and related fields, the three summer internships will each have a distinct focus.
One Landscape Architecture Intern will work in the garden under the supervision of the garden staff in the mornings, learning planting design, maintenance, and management strategies as they apply to a historic garden. Afternoons will be available for the intern to pursue a research project of his or her own choosing that is appropriate to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks and focuses on historic gardens in relation to their various physical, cultural, or intellectual contexts.
One Dumbarton Oaks Garden Conservation Intern will focus on the natural and historic components of the Dumbarton Oaks landscape so as to better understand the garden and the principles that will insure its conservation. In the mornings, the conservation intern will work under the supervision of the garden staff. The internship will enhance the understanding and conservation of the Dumbarton Oaks gardens while increasing the intern’s understanding of the problems and possibilities of historic garden conservation.
One GIS/GPS Intern will work with garden staff and our GIS advisor to develop systems for organizing knowledge about the Dumbarton Oaks campus. Work may involve: extending the trees and grounds inventory; terrain modeling; georeferencing photographs and historic plans; creating maps; and documenting workflows that facilitate maintenance, design and construction. An intern with programming skills could develop interfaces to facilitate use by Dumbarton Oaks staff.
Summer 2012 projects can be viewed at: http://www.planetable.org/omeka/
Special Submission Requirements for the Garden and Landscape Summer Internships:
To apply for an internship, please send (preferably as a single pdf document) the following materials: (1) your résumé; (2) a statement of interest describing any relevant experience and how this internship fits into your personal and professional development; (3) the names of three referees familiar with your scholarly work (one of whom must submit a letter in support of your application by the March 1 deadline by emailing it directly to Internships@doaks.org); and (4) applicants for the Landscape Architecture Internship and the Landscape Conservation Internship should submit a writing sample, such as a short paper submitted for a history or theory class; applicants for the GIS/GPS Internship shuold submit relevant work samples. All application materials should be submitted to Internships@doaks.org. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
For more details, please write to Internships@doaks.org.