Careers

Jan 04 2019

Internship and Fellowship Program

The Landesa Internship and Fellowship Program seeks to build a network of land rights champions who have the interest and capacity to promote land rights for women and men around the world. Landesa’s Internship and Fellowship Program provides educational opportunities to learn more about our work through first-hand experience, informational interviews with Landesa staff, and participation in daily office activities such as meetings. Landesa hosts a robust 10-week summer internship cohort in its Seattle office and select summer placements in its DC and country offices.

The open application period for the summer internship program is October through February. On a rolling basis, Landesa accepts applications for part-time fall, winter, and spring internships. If you are a student interested in applying for an internship, send a cover letter, CV or resume (including GPA or class ranking), and writing sample to internships@landesa.org indicating your preference for summer or academic semester. Internships are only available to currently enrolled students — preference is given to students receiving academic credit or grant stipends.

Summer Internships (Full Time, 10 weeks June through August)

GRADUATE RESEARCH INTERN

Based in Seattle

Responsibilities

The Graduate Research Intern conducts research and supports the research efforts of others on a variety of topics relevant to Landesa’s work. Examples of past internship assignments include: compiling case studies of large-scale corporate land acquisitions; identifying and analyzing the effects of climate change on women’s land rights; conducting a legal review of Rwanda’s land laws; compiling and evaluating regional treaty information related to women’s property rights; and identifying and analyzing Myanmar’s resettlement practices and laws on land takings and compensation. The Graduate Research Intern will be directly supervised by a land rights specialist. Law students will be supervised by an attorney. Supervisors will provide substantive feedback on work products.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

Completion of undergraduate degree; at least one year graduate school; strong English writing skills; proficiency using research tools and willingness to become acquainted with new research tools; commitment to gender equality and ability to use a gender sensitive lens in their work

DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN

Based in Seattle

Responsibilities

  • Identify eye-catching and compelling photo and video content for use in Landesa’s social media and storytelling efforts, encompassing key geographies and thematic areas.
  • With the Digital Media Coordinator, design creative tiles, video clips, motion graphics, and other digital content for use on Landesa’s social media properties, website, and related platforms
  • Help organize and manage Landesa’s transition to a new Media Database, including implementation of a tag management system
  • Another opportunity may include learning how Landesa uses analytics in its social and digital media work, depending on the interest of the applicant

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop or Illustrator) or similar software
  • Experience with – and a passion for – social media
  • Creativity and attention to detail essential
  • Experience with Flickr, Google Photos, or a similar media database a plus
  • Photography background a plus

 

PUBLIC SECTOR INTERN

Based in Seattle

Responsibilities

  • Update and collect information about Landesa projects for the purpose of building “Past Performance Preferences” used to apply for public sector grants and contracts
  • Take part in opportunities to learn from various members of Landesa’s staff about working in an international development agency

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Will involve engagement with project teams and program staff, so someone with people skills an outgoing nature would be ideal!
  • Strong writing skills

HUMAN RESOURCES INTERN

Based in Seattle

Responsibilities

  • Engage with senior human resources personnel in matters relating to global development organization with offices across the globe
  • Conduct research and capture data related to human resource matters in the organization
  • Take part in opportunities to learn from various members of Landesa’s staff about working in an international development agency

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student, preferably with an interest in business and organizational development
  • Willingness to learn new technologies, meet with people, and conduct research

Fellowships

Landesa considers externally funded fellowship opportunities on a case-by-case basis. Qualifications include a relevant post-graduate degree such as law or public policy, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in improving rights of women and the rural poor. Candidates must identify externally funded opportunities before submitting a fellowship application. Fellowship applications can be submitted to internships@landesa.org and should include a cover letter, CV or resume (including GPA or class ranking), and writing sample.

 

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