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Normal Hill Historic District, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is seeking a six-month intern to inventory and map trees on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) located in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Located within the boundary of the campus  is the Northwestern State University Historic District. NCPTT is located on the NSU campus.

The project is a partnership between NCPTT, the Cane River Heritage Area, and NSU.

Project tasks include creating a base map for the campus using available resources, identifying tree species, and recording tree name, size, and location on the map. The project will be conducted in collaboration with NSU faculty in the biology department.

The position is open to students enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s or graduate program in landscape architecture, horticulture, or related field.  Recent graduates may also apply.  The selected individual must pass Federal background check.

This position is funded by the Cane River National Heritage Area. Interns are short-term employees of Northwestern State University.  Compensation is based on academic experience. Housing is not provided.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of tree species
  • Experience conducting field work and mapping of landscape features
  • Experience using ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to collaborate with others

NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation.  Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

 Application:  Submit a resume (with three references), current unofficial transcript, and a cover letter.  Include in the cover letter the dates you are available to work.  Mail to:  Debbie Smith, Chief, Historic Landscapes, NCPTT, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA  71457 or sent to  Applications accepted until position is filled.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119