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Southern Maine Community College
Horticulture Department

The Horticulture program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of horticultural occupations, such as tree, shrub and perennial plant nurseries, arboreta, greenhouses, garden centers, landscape contracting and design, municipal parks, arboriculture, turf production, golf course management, lawn and grounds maintenance, florist shops, interior landscaping, estate gardening, cut flower production, herb and specialty plant production, market gardening, organic food production, horticultural equipment supplies and sales, and horticulture education. Many graduates own businesses and contribute significantly to their communities.



Internship Opportunties

Cultural Landscape Conservation Associate

Fall and Winter 2016-17

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

     The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association is currently accepting applications for fall/winter internships focusing on the design and documentation of National Park Service cultural landscapes. 

     The Olmsted Center promotes the preservation of cultural landscapes through research, planning, stewardship, and education.  The Center accomplishes its mission in collaboration with a network of partners including national parks, universities, government agencies, and private non-profit organizations. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties throughout the Northeast from Virginia to Maine. For more information on Olmsted Center preservation planning projects, visit our website at

     The internship program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their understanding of landscape preservation practice through project experience, educational programs, and self-study. Working alongside Olmsted Center staff, interns assist with preparing cultural landscape inventories and reports, documenting existing conditions, creating site plans and participating in field projects to improve the condition of cultural landscapes.

     The preferred candidate for this internship will have a demonstrated interest in cultural landscape preservation and management, an ability to work as part of a team, and education in:  landscape architecture, horticulture, history, historic preservation, landscape maintenance, resource management, graphic illustration, or mapping. Related skills may include writing, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, AutoCAD, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a willingness to travel.

     A twenty-six-week position (starting August or September 2016) is available and based at the Olmsted Center preservation planning office in downtown Boston. Public transportation is available and a stipend is provided.

     To apply, please email (1) a one- to two- page letter that describes your interest in the position and your career and educational goals, (2) resume, (3) transcript (unofficial is accepted), (4) your dates of availability, and (5) contact information for two references. A combined .pdf is preferred. U.S. citizenship required. Please do not send portfolios until requested. Submit by May 31, 2016 to For more information, contact Margie Coffin Brown by email or at 617-223-5116.

 Margie Coffin Brown

Senior Project Manager, Historical Landscape Architect

National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

15 State Street, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

(ph) 617 223 5116

(fax) 617 223 5172

(cell) 617 620 2942



HORT 100
Introduction to Horticulture & Lab
HORT 110 Woody Plant Materials
HORT 120
HORT 130
Soils and Soil Fertility
HORT 140
Integrated Pest Management & Lab
HORT 150
Arboriculture & Lab
HORT 175
Placement Training

HORT 180
Freshman Seminar
HORT 200
Herbaceous Plant Materials

HORT 210 Landscape Surveying and Mapping
HORT 220 Landscape Management
HORT 230 Nursery & Garden Center Operations
HORT 240 Turfgrass Management
HORT 250 Greenhouse Management & Lab
HORT 280 Senior Seminar
HORT 290 Landscape Design