Cultural Landscape Preservation Intern

George Washington Memorial Parkway

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Dates: May 23, 2022 – Aug 4, 2022

Compensation: $600/week + housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs.


Position Description:

The purpose of the project is to inventory and collect field data to support the cultural landscape preservation of the parkway’s tree canopy. As the first federally funded designed parkway, the George Washington Memorial Parkway has been a scenic entryway into Washington, D.C since it opened in 1932. As the area has changed and urbanized, the landscape has evolved to what it is today. The project will focus on identifying tree species, correlating data to historic landscape planting plans, and collecting tree information in ArcGIS for future restoration planting projects. The project will also support data collection for the GWMP’s Urban Forestry Management Plan which will guide the tree restoration of the parkway’s cultural landscapes. The project will result in a digital tree inventory including species data, planting data and photographic files.


– Identify tree species and attributes
– Locate, measure, and collect tree data
– Research and verify planting dates regarding historic planting plans
– Photograph individual species and tree groups
– Assist with distribution and diversity analysis

Natural and Physical Work Environment: The park is located in a highly urbanized and diverse area with access to superb cultural attractions and recreational areas. Public transit is largely available, and many areas are extremely walkable for daily necessities. The greater Washington DC area experiences hot, humid summers with occasional storms. The work station for the intern is located within the park maintenance facility which is minimally walkable, but accessible to public transit if needed. The George Washington Memorial Parkway includes many cultural and natural sites along 27 miles of the Potomac shoreline.

Abilities and Skills: Data collection and accuracy

Education and Qualifications:

Computer skills (Microsoft applications, web applications), organization, understanding of records management.  Coursework in plant identification, landscape preservation and design, records management or related fields proffered.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: A valid drivers license is needed as operating a park vehicle may be occasionally required. The work site can be accessed by public transportation.

Housing: Housing provided


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