Topic ID #35260 - posted 3/12/2015 1:27 AM

2015 GIS Internship - Mount Vernon, VA

Jennifer Palmer

2015 GIS Summer Internship
Posted March 11, 2015
Position Details
Type    Internship
Offered By    George Washington's Mount Vernon 
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway 
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Salary    $4,400
Deadline    04/10/2015
For More
Information    ((see listing)) 
Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, was the nucleus of an eight thousand acre plantation divided into five farms. The property remained in the Washington family until 1858, when it was purchased by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s first historic preservation organization. The current historic site encompasses George Washington’s original Mansion House Farm and consists of five hundred acres. Operated as a historic house museum, Mount Vernon now welcomes over one million annual visitors who come to Washington's home overlooking the Potomac River. In the summer of 2015, Mount Vernon is seeking an intern to continue work on a plantation landscape survey. This survey will document the transformation from plantation to modern suburbs by combining land records, historic maps, and other documentation to create a comprehensive geographical and temporal map of Washington's original land holdings. This site-specific investigation intends to show how Mount Vernon and its surroundings have been inter-connected through time.

The applicant should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program with a major in GIS, geography, history, land planning, or a related field. The candidate must be proficient in the use of GIS software. Previous work with land records, land use, or historical research is preferred.
Duties will include georeferencing, digitization, plat and deed interpretation, and other historical research. The intern will have opportunities to work closely with Historic Preservation staff and engage with the collaborative historic preservation field school taking place at Mount Vernon from May 26 to July 6. Opportunities to participate in other GIS related projects may also arise.

For more information, view the full listing by clicking here.


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