Fallingwater Internship Applications Due Mar 1

Fallingwater, the architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking a summer intern to work with the Fallingwater Collections.

Position Duration:  Summer of 2012

Location:  Mill Run, PA

Job Description:  This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site.  The focus of this internship is a design project for an element of the Fallingwater landscape.  Past projects have included the design and enhancement of Fallingwater’s stepped canopy, the re-creation of historic cutting gardens, the creation of an herb garden for the Fallingwater Café, the installation of a native species planting on the hillside between the Main House and Guest House of Fallingwater, and many others.  All these projects have an impact on the Fallingwater landscape and fit into our philosophy of a native species woodland garden, with some exceptions for historical accuracy.  There is a series of design charrettes throughout the summer and a formal final presentation of your design with the Director and other professionals.  In addition, there are daily landscaping tasks that will be performed under the supervision of Fallingwater’s Horticulture Specialist, along with on site mentoring with Dr. George Longenecker, retired landscape architecture professor from West Virginia University.  This work is preformed outside and in a variety of weather conditions.  The internship is very hands on, with activities like planting, weeding, pruning, etc.

Qualifications:  We are looking for qualified students who are either in a masters program, their junior year of a four-year program, or fourth year of a five-year program in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Landscape Contracting, or related fields of study.


Pay:  $10 per hour plus free, shared, on-site housing.


Application process:  To apply send resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list 112007-8 in the subject line.  Application deadline is March 1, 2012.