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American Cemetery

American Cemetery

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Cane River National Heritage Area are pleased to announce an internship opportunity with the National Park Service in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Job Description:  Inventory and map vegetation in historic American Cemetery, established around 1737.  Using an existing base map with some vegetation documented, the intern will conduct field work to verify plant locations, add missing vegetation, and identify species on the 6.5 acre site.  Office work will include entering field notes into a computer mapping program, either AutoCadd or Arc Map.

Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants currently enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college.  Graduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program, landscape architecture preferred.  Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.


  • Background/education in horticulture or related field.
  • Experience conducting field work mapping landscape features.
  • Experience with Auto CADD and/or Arc GIS Desktop (Arc Map)

Location of Employment:  National Center for Preservation Technology and Training located on the Northwestern State University of Louisiana campus in Natchitoches, LA.

Employment:  Full-time for ten weeks, not to exceed four hundred hours.  Employment dates are negotiable.

Compensation:  Interns are short-term employees of Northwestern State University.  Compensation is based on academic experience.  Depending on your personal spending habits, the compensation provided is typically more than sufficient to cover living expenses during your stay in Natchitoches.

Application:  Submit a resume, current transcript, and a cover letter.  Include in the cover letter the dates you are available to work.  Mail to:  Debbie Smith, NCPTT, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA  71457 or sent to

Application Deadline:  Position posted 4/10/2014.  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