Apply Now: ASLA Summer Internship

ASLA 2015 General Design Honor Award. Perez Art Museum Miami: Resiliency by Design. ArquitectonicaGEO / Elaine Mills, ArquitectonicaGEO
ASLA 2015 General Design Honor Award. Perez Art Museum Miami: Resiliency by Design. ArquitectonicaGEO / Elaine Mills, ArquitectonicaGEO

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) seeks a full-time summer communications intern. The intern will research and create a new guide to resilient landscapes and write weekly posts on landscape architecture and related topics for The Dirt blog.

Responsibilities:

The intern will be expected to work full-time from June through August.

The intern will research and create a comprehensive guide to resilient landscape planning and design.

The intern will also create original content for The Dirt.

The intern will attend ASLA’s annual diversity summit weekend and write a report on the proceedings.

The intern will also have the opportunity to attend educational and networking events at the National Building Museum, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks, and other museums and think tanks in Washington, D.C. Other communications projects may come up as well.

Requirements:

Current enrollment in a Master’s program in landscape architecture.

Excellent writing skills. The intern must be able to write clearly for a general audience.

Excellent photographic composition and editing skills.

Proven research skills and ability to quickly evaluate the quality and relevance of many different types of Web resources.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact graciously with busy staff members and outside experts.

Working knowledge of Photoshop, Google Maps, and Microsoft Office suite.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, CV, two writing samples (no more than 2 pages each) to aklages@asla.org by end of day, Friday, April 15. Please add “Summer Internship” in the e-mail subject line.

Phone interviews will be conducted with finalists the week of April 18 and selection will be made the following week.

The 10-week internship offers a $4,000 stipend. ASLA can also work with the intern to attain academic credit for the internship.

ASLA offers a flexible work schedule but the intern must be at ASLA’s national headquarters, which is conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., one block north of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station on the Red, Yellow, and Green Lines. Learn more about ASLA’s green roof.

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