George Washington’s Mount Vernon has announced three new summer opportunities for current students or recent graduates. Mount Vernon staff provided the following descriptions:
GIS Internship – A paid summer intern position related to both GIS and historic preservation, with the goal of creating a comprehensive geographical and temporal map of Washington’s original land holdings. The internship could appeal to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, but they must be proficient with GIS software.
Midwest Tool Collectors Association Historic Preservation Internship – A paid summer intern position to conduct research on Mount Vernon’s 1782 stable to prepare a restoration plan for this brick structure. Experience with documenting historic resources and/or interest in 18th-century Chesapeake architectural history and material culture preferred.
2015 Collaborative Historic Preservation Field School – This credit course, offered through the University of Maryland, will instruct students in historic preservation method and theory. Students will learn archaeological and architectural field methodology including surveying, GIS, laboratory procedures, and current themes in historical archaeology and historical preservation.