TCLF Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Fellowships

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TCLF Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Fellowships

TCLF Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Fellowships
Jan 07, 2019

TCLF is now accepting applications for the following fellowships for summer 2019:

  1. The Sally Boasberg Founder’s Fellowship is a paid fellowship that includes housing. The recipient will work at TCLF’s offices in Washington, D.C.’s, Dupont Circle neighborhood and will learn valuable skills related to the research, documentation, and advocacy of cultural landscapes.
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Sally Boasberg (second from right) with Susan Cohen, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Charlotte Frieze (left to right) in the Donnell Garden, Sonoma, CA - Photo by Charles A. Birnbaum, 2007

Established in 2012, the Boasberg Fellowship honors the late Sarah S. (Sally) Boasberg, a founding member of TCLF’s Board of Directors, who had a profound appreciation of the relevancy of design and an encyclopedic knowledge of plants. Sally and her husband, Tersh, were instrumental in the formation of TCLF, helping to pen the organization’s Articles of Incorporation in 1997 and remaining active as it evolved. Tersh remains an ardent supporter of TCLF by generously providing housing for the Fellow at his home in Northwest Washington, D.C., where Sally’s beloved gardens are still a delightful inspiration. Read more about Sally’s life and legacy here

Open to graduate students and recent alumni interested in the built environment, the paid summer fellowship runs from six to eight weeks and offers a range of opportunities designed to provide a productive and educational experience. The Fellow will work alongside TCLF’s president and CEO Charles A. Birnbaum and the rest of the staff on TCLF’s core programming, including the What’s Out ThereLandslide, and Pioneers programs. The work will be an engaging mix of research and content development and will also offer the opportunity to pursue professional interests. The start date is somewhat flexible. Read more about the fellowship here.

Required Skills/Background:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills, particularly involving historic-preservation documents, academic journals, and online sources;
  • A good photographic eye;
  • Photoshop experience;
  • Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture and its history;
  • Student or recent graduate in landscape architecture, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

Application Details:

Submission Materials: A cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample are required, the latter ideally consisting of two pages or less and concerning a designed landscape or landscape architect. A portfolio is not required.

Compensation: $15/hour, full time. Housing is provided.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2019

Special Instructions: Send application materials as PDF attachments using the subject line “Boasberg Fellowship – Your Name” to team@tclf.org. *Additionally, indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for other 2019 summer fellowships with TCLF and, if so, which one(s).  

  1. The What’s Out There Cultural Landscape Fellowship is a paid fellowship that takes place at TCLF’s offices in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Housing is not provided. The recipient will learn valuable skills related to the research, documentation, and advocacy of cultural landscapes. The Fellow will work alongside TCLF’s president and CEO Charles A. Birnbaum and the rest of the staff on TCLF’s core programming, with a special focus on the What’s Out There program. The work will be an engaging mix of research and content development and will also offer the opportunity to pursue professional interests. The fellowship requires an eight-week commitment through the summer. The start date is somewhat flexible.
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Dupont Circle, Washington DC - Photo by Barrett Doherty, 2015

Required Skills/Background:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills, particularly involving historic-preservation documents, academic journals, and online sources;
  • A good photographic eye;
  • Photoshop experience;
  • Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture and its history;
  • A graduate student (or recent master’s degree recipient) in landscape architecture, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

Application Details:

Submission Materials: A cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample are required, the latter ideally consisting of two pages or less and concerning a designed landscape or landscape architect. A portfolio is not required.

Compensation: $15/hour, full time. It is the responsibility of the Fellow to procure housing. Local candidates are encouraged.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2019

Special Instructions: Send application materials as PDF attachments using the subject line “What’s Out There Fellowship – Your Name” to team@tclf.org. *Additionally, indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for other 2019 summer fellowships with TCLF and, if so, which one(s).  

  1. The KTUA Cultural Landscape Fellowship is a paid fellowship that will take place in the offices of KTUA in San Diego, California. Housing is not provided. The recipient will learn valuable skills related to the research and documentation of cultural landscapes. The fellowship will focus on research, writing, and photography in support of TCLF’s What’s Out There Weekend San Diego (to take place October 26-27, 2019), namely to help produce a What’s Out There San Diego guidebook and online guide. Specific tasks will include generating and editing essays on regional cultural landscapes and landscape architects, on-site photography, and photo-editing. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are essential. The Fellow will be mentored by KTUA staff, engaging directly with the firm and remotely with Washington, D.C.-based TCLF staff. The fellowship requires an eight-week commitment through the summer. The start date is somewhat flexible.
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Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - Photo by Charles A. Birnbaum, 2018

Required Skills/Background:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills, particularly involving historic-preservation documents, academic journals, and online sources;
  • A good photographic eye;
  • Photoshop experience;
  • Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture and its history;
  • Student or recent graduate in landscape architecture, historic preservation, or a closely related field.

Application Details:

Submission Materials: A cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample are required, the latter ideally consisting of two pages or less and concerning a designed landscape or landscape architect. A portfolio is not required.

Compensation: $15/hour, full time. It is the responsibility of the Fellow to procure housing. Local candidates are encouraged.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2019

Special Instructions: Send application materials as PDF attachments using the subject line “KTUA Fellowship – Your Name” to team@tclf.org. *Additionally, indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for other 2019 summer fellowships with TCLF and, if so, which one(s).