Jobs & Internships

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2018 Spring internship
SWA/Balsley, New York, NY (Deadline 11/4/2017)

SWA/Balsley is the successor firm of Thomas Balsley Associates, a New York City-based design firm that specializes in urban landscape architecture in both the public and private realms. The firm’s diverse portfolio in New York and around the world includes award-winning landscapes of all scales, including parks, plazas, street-scapes and waterfronts.

We are offering a full-time paid internship opportunity for approximately six months from January to June, 2018 to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills. The individual should have experience in creating innovative and sophisticated design/presentation graphics.

Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with Tom Balsley, the 2015 recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format (10mb max) to zgu@swabalsley.com by November 4, 2017.

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Winter Internship
Reed Hilderbrand, New Haven, CT Office (Posted on 10/6/2017)

Reed Hilderbrand is a nationally recognized, award-winning landscape architectural firm with locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut. In the context of a collaborative studio atmosphere, our firm strives for clarity of purpose in all aspects of design; collaborating with other artists and professionals across the country to help colleges and universities, museums, municipalities, and individual homeowners articulate ideas through landscape.

We are seeking qualified candidates who are pursuing a degree in landscape architecture for a paid Winter internship opportunity in the New Haven office. The internship would ideally begin in January and have a duration of 10-12 weeks depending on candidate availability.

DESCRIPTION
Our internship program provides the unique opportunity to gain experience working on both active projects and the firms research initiatives. Interns are expected to participate in
team meetings, design studies, graphics and production in all phases of the design process. Depending on the needs of the office, interns may also be expected to conduct a research
project. Themes from past projects have included storm-water management in public space, analysis of urban soils and their composition, and design standards for urban tree
planting. The research component is intended to compliment an active project and align with the interns individual interests.

REQUIREMENTS
Ideal candidates will have:

  • -a positive attitude and a proactive approach to work
  • -the capacity to think conceptually
  • -strong graphic and verbal communication skills
  • -the ability to use 3D modeling as both a spatial study and a presentation tool
  • -proficiency in CAD (Vectorworks a plus), Sketch-up, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite for the production of both presentation and construction drawings
  • -the ability to conduct research and compile findings for both internal office presentation and wider distribution
  • -a willingness to help out in all capacities of office operations

To apply, please submit a single pdf containing your cover letter, CV, and digital work samples or portfolio to Alex Pisha, AlexP@reedhilderbrand.com

PDF icon Internship Announcement.pdf

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Conservation Planner
City of Worcester, MA (Deadline: 10/13/2017)

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Planning Technician
City of Keene, NH (Deadline: 10/13/2017 4pm)

The City of Keene has an immediate opening for a full-time planning technician.  If you are an aspiring planner who is interested in a career which allows you to focus on sustainability and positively impacting the community and all who live here, and you would enjoy working in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere, please send us your qualifications! This position provides support for a broad range of planning functions, including the regulatory review process, and is critical to carrying out key objectives for the department, including the land use code update. 

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related field, and have at least one year of experience in NH municipal planning.  This position is responsible for a variety of duties, including both technical office and field work involved in the processing and review of regulatory applications and enforcement of City ordinances, codes and regulations; issuing permits for land use changes and construction, and conducting inspections; and providing technical and administrative assistance to Planning and Code Enforcement staff.

Other duties may include:

  • Evening and early morning meetings with the Historic District Commission, Planning Board, and Conservation Commission. 
  • Site inspections to determine compliance
  • Project coordination
  • Preparing requests for proposals
  • Conducting surveys, compiling data, and performing statistical analysis
  • Providing information to the public relating to zoning, building code and environmental review

Candidates should have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, and to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Computer skills are required, including a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software. Physical demands of this position include the ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; standing and walking; reaching with hands and arms; talking or hearing.  Specific vision abilities include close vision.

A valid driver’s license is required.  Pay rate is $24.31 to $30.29/hour, with a competitive  benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurances.

Complete an application at www.ci.keene.nh.us/jobs.   Applications will be accepted until October 13, 2017 at 4PM.

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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National Park Service Internship Opportunities
Deadline 10/30/2017

The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is pleased to offer two 7-month student internships in plant records management and video production.


PLANT RECORDS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

In collaboration with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is currently seeking a research associate to assist with piloting IrisBG plant collection management software at three units of the National Park System: Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (MA), Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (MA), and John Muir National Historic Site (CA).

This project builds on a previous phase of work, which evaluated leading plant records management software options for use in national parks. Findings are available: www.ncptt.nps.gov/blog/modernizing-national-park-service-plant-records-management-2017-02/

The Plant Records Management Research Associate will:

  • Work with NPS employees across cultural resources, natural resources, maintenance, and interpretation divisions to implement IrisBG by aggregating, standardizing, and importing existing vegetation datasets;
  • Devise best practices and train park employees in the use of IrisBG;
  • Develop web-based interpretive tools for the public based on the IrisBG Garden Explorer platform; and
  • Create a summary report detailing best practices for working with large datasets, streamlining workflows, and developing interpretive tools based on IrisBG. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Botanical and horticultural knowledge;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS, including mapping complex datasets (Prior coding experience, with a focus on SQL, or database experience, with a focus on data analytics, mapping, or web publishing, is a plus.);
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively;
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks; and
  • Experience or willingness to work in a multicultural environment where diversity is an institutional value.

The Plant Records Management Associate must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program or have graduated within the past 12 months, a U.S. citizen/national/permanent resident, and pass a Federal background check. 

This 30-week (about 7-month) position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation’s office in downtown Boston. A 40-hour work week is anticipated. A $15/hour pre-tax stipend is provided, along with a monthly transit pass ($85/mo. value). A vehicle is not needed. Housing is not provided.

Apply by Monday, October 30, 2107 by sending the following to christopher_beagan@nps.gov as a single PDF attachment:

  • Cover letter, including dates of availability
  • Resume, including academic background, volunteer and work experience, technical skills, interest areas, and 2 academic or professional references
  • Current academic transcript (unofficial)

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Over the past four decades, the National Park Service has produced an impressive suite of cultural landscape reports, documenting the history, condition, and significance of cultural landscapes across the United States. These reports are designed for and used primarily by National Park Service staff and partners to advance resource management and interpretation. Their content can be overwhelming for public audiences interested in an overview of the most salient and exciting aspects of a landscape’s history and significance during a short park visit.

In collaboration with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is currently seeking a Video Production Associate to assist with creating videos that communicate the history and significance of national park cultural landscapes based on completed cultural landscape reports.

The Cultural Landscape Video Production Associate will work with Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation staff to translate key content from completed cultural landscape reports to short videos. Through this project, the team will design, produce, edit, and distribute videos about cultural landscapes and cultural landscape stewardship for the education and inspiration of park visitors and staff.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in video production using Adobe After Effects;
  • Familiarity with web publishing;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively;
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks;
  • Interest in the National Park Service and cultural landscapes; and
  • Experience or willingness to work in a multicultural environment where diversity is an institutional value.

The Cultural Landscape Video Production Associate must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program or have graduated within the past 12 months, a U.S. citizen/national/permanent resident, and pass a Federal background check. 

This 30-week (7-month) position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation’s office in downtown Boston. A 40-hour work week is anticipated. A $15/hour pre-tax stipend is provided, along with a monthly transit pass ($85/mo. value). A vehicle is not needed. Housing is not provided.

Apply by Monday, October 30, 2107 by sending the following to christopher_beagan@nps.gov as a single PDF attachment:

  • Cover letter, including dates of availability and links to recent video work samples
  • Resume, including academic background, volunteer and work experience, technical skills, interest areas, and 2 academic or professional references
  • Current academic transcript (unofficial)

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Conservation Agent - Shared position
City of Easthampton & the Town of Southampton (Deadline: 10/11/2017)

The City of Easthampton and the Town of Southampton are now seeking a Shared Conservation Agent to serve their respective municipalities on a part-time basis. The Shared Conservation Agent will provide support, coordination, and professional management for the Conservation Commissions in Easthampton and Southampton in carrying out their respective mandates and missions to protect the community's natural resources.

This is a joint, part-time position with 19 weekly hours divided between the City and Town (11 hours in Easthampton, 8 hours in Southampton). The qualified candidate will be contracted for employment with the City of Easthampton (the host municipality) and supervised in Easthampton by the City Planner and in Southampton by the chair of the Conservation Commission. Throughout the grant year, Easthampton and Southampton will seek to allocate local funding to sustain the shared cost for this position beyond the grant period, starting July 1, 2018.

PDF icon conservation_agent_shared_2017.pdf

Posting ends October 11, 2017.
Application can be found at
https://www.easthampton.org/employment.html or
http://www.pvpc.org/bids/job-description-shared-conservation-agent.

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Landscape Designer 1-2 years experience
Freeman Companies, Hartford, CT (Posted on 9/6/2017)

Freeman Companies, a multi-discipline design firm based in Hartford, CT, has an immediate opportunity for a site designer/landscape architect with 1-2 years of experience to join our landscape architecture studio. The candidate will provide design and support services for private and public clients. Our project work ranges from municipal parks and urban streetscapes to residential communities, corporate and educational facilities. Applicants should be hard-working, self-motivated, and detail oriented with strong design, graphic and communication skills. 

Skills Required:

  • Proficient in the use of current versions of AutoCAD
  • Expertise in traditional and digital renderings and graphics (Sketch-up / Adobe suite)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in grading
  • Seeks to obtain licensure within 12-24 months
  • Strong knowledge of plant materials
  • Knowledge of commonly used computer software (Word, Excel)

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited college program.

To apply for this position applicants should send cover letter, resume, references and portfolio to: Info@freemancos.com  

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Redevelopment Director
Brookline Housing Authority (posted on 9/8/2017)

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) seeks a Director of Redevelopment to lead its efforts to renovate and recapitalize its public housing developments. This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated person with broad skills and experience. 

Please see the pdf for for a complete position description and more information. 

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Landscaping
UMass Residential Life Special Projects (Deadline 10/15/2017)

Job Title: Landscaping

Hiring Period: Fall Semester | Hourly Pay Rate: $11.00 | Hours per week: Flexible up to 20

On/Off Campus: On Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Work-Study, Non Work-Study

Job Description: SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANTS: Special Project Assistants are undergraduate students who are actively enrolled in a degree-granting program. Each individual may work up to 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters with full time hours available during the winter and summer breaks. Work hours are 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM with a minimum commitment of 3 hours on each available day of work.. Starting wage rate will be $11 per hour. Work Study recipients are welcome, but an award is not required. 

The Office of Special Projects is an integral participant in the Residential Life program and is staffed primarily by students. Daily tasks are assigned by Student Supervisors when practical. Tasks may include assisting full-time trades to remove construction debris from on-going projects within halls and Family Housing apartments; grounds work (some mowing, raking, gardening, weeding, plant bed creation and maintenance, mulching, planting flowers, shrubs and occasional trees, episodic pruning, moving furniture and equipment, and other requested activity that will provide service to our primary stakeholders. In the winter we perform snow removal and ice control tasks. All staff must possess a current driver’s license, and may not be under a judicial sanction or other legal restriction that may limit access to any segment of the on-campus residential community. Daily tasks will be undertaken in both inclement and excellent weather conditions. An ability to accomplish heavy lifting and moving is important. Candidates with prior landscaping and other compatible outdoor experience are preferred, but this is not a requirement.

If interested please email Josh Burton at jjburton@umass.edu for instructions. The Special Projects office is open from 7 AM until 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Applications will be received through Oct. 15, 2017.

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
Freeman Companies, Hartford, CT (Posted on 8/31/2017)

Freeman Companiesa multi-discipline design firm based in Hartford, CT, has an immediate opportunity for a landscape architect with 1-3 years of experience to join our landscape architecture studio. The candidate will provide design and support services for private and public clients. Our project work ranges from municipal parks and urban streetscapes to residential communities, corporate and educational facilities. Applicants should be hard-working, self-motivated, and detail oriented with strong design, graphic, and communication skills. 

Skills Required:

  • Proficient in the use of current versions of AutoCAD
  • Expertise in traditional and digital renderings and graphics (Sketch-up / Adobe suite)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in grading
  • Seeks to obtain licensure within 12-24 months
  • Strong knowledge of plant materials
  • Knowledge of commonly used computer software (Word, Excel)

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited college program.

To apply for this position applicants should send cover letter, resume, references and portfolio to: info@freemancos.com

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Parks Planning & Design Intern
Town of Manchester, CT (Posted on 8/28/2017)

The Town of Manchester seeks to engage a graduate student or recent graduate in landscape architecture, urban design or a related field to assist in the creation of a master plan for Center Springs Park, a 57-acre urban park in the town’s core. See job posting below. 

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and relevant work samples (in particular, evidence of design skills such as conceptual renderings or visualizations and a brief writing sample) to Kyle Shiel, Senior Planner at kshiel@manchesterct.gov.

PDF icon Town-of-Manchester-Parks-Planning-Intern-Job-Description.pdf

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Entry level Landscape Designer
Greylock Design Associates, Lenox, MA (Posted 8/2/2017)
Greylock Design Associates is looking to hire an entry level - 2 years of experience in Landscape Architecture for their Lenox MA office.  Individual(s) must have knowledge of CAD, Creative Suites, solid design skills, independence and ability to collaborate with other professionals.
Opening is immediate.
We enjoy client relationships in many aspects of the field of Landscape Architecture, (Residential, Institutional, Commercial, Planning, etc..). We are potentially opening a Boston office in the not so distant future (possible to transfer to Boston once Established). 

 
Please have portfolios and a letter of interest sent to:
Robert Akroyd 
Rakroyd@greylockdesign.com

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
Shadley Associates, Lexington, MA (Posted 7/17/2017)

Shadley Associates currently has an open position for an entry level landscape architect. Also, we review employment applications whether or not we have open positions, so please send us information about yourself whether or not we have an open position.  The employee we are seeking has:

A minimum of one year of professional experience after an undergraduate or graduate degree in Landscape Architecture.  We are seeking a mature, independent landscape designer proficient in Office, AutoCADD, Adobe/Photoshop and Sketchup who can contribute to multidisciplinary projects.  Candidates should be able to draw their visions by hand and by computer, work with complex interdisciplinary teams as well as colleague landscape architects, and to create the plans, details and other documents from which the designs will be built.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

SA offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package based on experience and qualifications, along with exceptional growth and reward opportunities for motivated individuals.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email cover letter, resume and work samples to Pamela Shadley at pshadley@shadleyassociates.com
Website: http://www.shadleyassociates.com/employment

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Landscape Designer 1-3 years
Stephen Stimson Associates, Princeton, MA (Posted on 6/12/2017)

We are seeking a candidate with 1-3 years of work experience in a landscape architecture practice with strong knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite. Ability to draw by hand, build models, and capability with a 3-D visualization program such as Rhino is advantageous. We employ a variety of design techniques throughout our Conceptual and Schematic Design phases. This position is a unique opportunity for someone who is trained as a landscape architect, but has an interest in evolving our palette of graphic representation, as well as seasonal engagement with our farm and nursery.

Please e-mail portfolios and a letter of interest to:
Jennie Abbott, Associate
jabbott@stephenstimson.com

PDF icon Summer 2017 Princeton Studio Advert_SSA.pdf

 

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Transportation Planner (P1) / Senior Transportation Planner (P2)
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Hartford, CT 06106 (Deadline 8/15/2017)

http://crcog.org/2017/07/13/senior-transportation-planner-p2/

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is the largest of Connecticut’s nine regional planning organizations and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for most of the Hartford area. We are looking for candidates for the following position:

Transportation Planner (P1) or Senior Transportation Planner (P2)

Annual Salary Range: $50,109 – $70,436 (35 hours / week – full time); depending on qualifications

Summary of Position

Within the Transportation Department, assist with various transportation and transit planning activities and initiatives, as well as other duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assists with a broad range of Transportation Planning activities that could include transit planning, corridor study assistance, capitol project advancement, grant programs, and/or data collection and analysis. The position will require collaboratively working with others as well as good communication and writing skills.

Assists in preparation of monthly and quarterly Transportation related reports, website postings, and invoices.

Other Transportation Planning tasks as assigned.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of transportation planning and transit operations. Ability to operate computers and word processing software and other standard office equipment; communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing; prepare clear, accurate records and reports; and coordinate and facilitate meetings. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the course of work.

Minimum Training and Experience

An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of increasingly responsible experience in transportation or a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of the position. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

May need a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting

Contact Information

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Jennifer Carrier, Director of Transportation. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Cara Radzins at cradzins@crcog.org. If submitting via regular mail, please send to CRCOG, 241 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Resumes should be submitted by August 15, 2017, but the position will remained open until filled.

CRCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/H/F

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Landscape Architect 3-5 yr
Beals and Thomas (Posted on 4/18/2017)

Beals and Thomas is currently seeking skilled, creative candidates with a degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program and three to five years of post-graduate professional experience. Candidates must have the capacity to think conceptually and work independently; have exceptional graphic and verbal communication skills; have sound decision-making, time management, and organizational skills; and have experience with technical detailing, coordination, and construction administration. The role requires a demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in growing with our firm. Compensation includes a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance; paid sick and vacation leave; a 401(k) retirement plan; and support for professional development. Beals and Thomas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Required experience: Landscape Architect: 3 years

TO APPLY: 
Email
David J. LaPointe, RLA, LEED AP, CPSI
Principal
dlapointe@bealsandthomas.com

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Farmland Protection Policy Research Intern
American Farmland Trust, Northampton, MA (Posted on 4/26/2017)

Internship Description

National nonprofit agricultural conservation organization seeks a part-time, paid intern to conduct research and collect resources relating to state and local farmland protection programs, laws and policies.
Specific tasks include:

  •  Conduct research online and through interviews of current state planning laws and policies that protect farmland and encourage compact development;
  •  Document relevant provisions in state planning laws and policies and assist with comparative analysis by state; and
  •  Identify exemplary state and local laws, policies and/or plans for inclusion in the organization’s online farmland protection resource collection, www.farmlandinfo.org.

Interns are expected to attend regular check-in meetings with the project team (by phone or in person) to report on progress and ask questions. Typically, internships involve 15-20 hours of work per week for at least 12 weeks. Interns will work from AFT’s Northampton, Massachusetts office.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  •  Learn about farmland protection laws, policies and programs at all levels of government;
  •  Become familiar with “tools of the trade” in farmland protection; and
  •  Gain an understanding of the issues facing agricultural conservation professionals nationwide.

Previous AFT internships have helped fulfill graduate study requirements and have led to employment with AFT and other organizations.

Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience; graduate-level coursework in planning or legal education preferred. Interest in public policy, agricultural conservation and familiarity with land use issues helpful. Strong communication skills, research ability and knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel) required.

Compensation

Academic credit and/or a paid stipend. AFT interns not receiving academic credit may earn $12 dollars per hour as undergraduates and $14 dollars per hour if enrolled in graduate school.

Apply

Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to pmccabe@farmland.org.

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Landscape Architect
J Buckley & Associates, Inc, Burke, VA 22015 (Posted on 4/18/2017)
J. Buckley & Associates, Inc. is a small well-established landscape architecture firm in Northern Virginia seeking a landscape architect. We pride ourselves on creativity in our design work and on staying involved with a project to its completion. We work in a collaborative, team atmosphere and stay on the cutting edge of technological advances. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in all facets of landscape architecture. The position involves conceptual design development, planting plans, detail design and site analysis for a variety of projects. We have a full range of benefits available including competitive salary, paid vacation and holidays, and retirement plans
 
Skills Required:
The position requires knowledge of  AutoCad, Photoshop and MS Office.
 
Education Requirements:
BLA or BSLA degree from an accredited college program in Landscape Architecture
 
Please send your resume, references and portfolio examples as a PDF attachment to the below email address only.
 
J Buckley & Associates, Inc
Chase A Allen
Thank you,
 
Joseph R Buckley, RLA, ASLA
President

J. Buckley & Associates, Inc.
9300-F Old Keene Mill Rd.
Burke, VA 22015
Telephone: (703) 451-6069
E-mail: JRB@JBuckleyInc.com

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EDSA 2017 Internship Programs
EDSA Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations  APPLY

Four Internship Programs:

Spring + Summer Term (January - August)
Deadline: 09.15.2016

Summer Term (May - August)
Deadline: 01.15.2017

Summer + Fall Term (May - November)
Deadline: 01.15.2017

Fall Term (Septempber - November)
Deadline: 04.15.2017

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