Become part of an organization that is growing rapidly and impacting millions of rural families by securing their rights to one of the most precious resources for prosperity – land.
Landesa is a world class research and advocacy organization whose goal is to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people through improved policies, laws and programs.
We foster an environment that values impact, collaboration, respect, dedication, and learning. These traits are the driving force of our success and are inherent in our organizational culture.
Landesa has a talented and dedicated staff that enjoys extensive support, benefits, and opportunities to grow. As a Landesa employee, you will have access to educational and development opportunities as well as the chance to contribute to some of the most important research and policy reform and program implementation taking place in global development today.
Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Landesa. Landesa is committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy and respect. We are committed to nondiscrimination in all of our business operations.
Applying for positions
We do not accept unsolicited resumes for any positions other than our Research Assistant pool. Please apply only for open, listed positions, by emailing your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the job title in the Subject line of your email. Because of the volume of applicants, we will only contact those applicants we are interested in speaking to further. Once jobs are no longer posted, they have been closed or are filled.
Now hiring for:
Global Fellowship for Women’s Land Rights
The Women’s Land Rights (WLR) Fellowship is a two-year program for recent graduates from Columbia Law School who are dedicated to strengthening women’s land rights in developing countries. Visit the WLR Fellowship page to learn more about this opportunity.
Internships and Research Assistants
Landesa is proud to provide outstanding paid Research Assistant opportunities for graduate and law students on a full or part time basis during the school year and during the summer. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in Landesa’s mission of securing land tenure for the world’s poorest people. Preference is given to work study eligible students. Recruiting for these positions is through an applicant pool. Available positions will also be posted online.
Unpaid undergraduate Internships will also be posted as they open, both for summer and school year opportunities.
We try to staff for summer openings by early spring. We consider applications over 12 months old to be invalid. Landesa does not offer formal volunteer opportunities or grant degrees or credit at this time.
Landesa supplements its regular Seattle home office and overseas staff with the expertise of skilled international consultants. We maintain an active roster of consultants in support of our program needs. We encourage consultants with specialized skills in legal, policy, and monitoring and evaluation issues related to land access and tenure security to submit their qualifications to be considered for inclusion in our roster. To be included, forward your CV to: email@example.com. We encourage consultants to submit their updated CVs on a regular basis, preferably every six months. Please highlight any new experience, new positions, skills, languages or countries, and indicate your current availability.