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 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.

The application period for the summer internship program is now closed.


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 and should include a cover letter, CV or resume (including GPA or class ranking), and writing sample.


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  1. Annie Baur
    October 31, 2018 at 8:06 PM · Reply

    My name is Annie Baur and I am currently a senior at Seattle Pacific University. Im majoring in International Studies with an emphasis on peace and conflict resolution and am looking for an internship for this winter. I’m wondering if you offer any internships outside of the time periods mentioned above

  2. Benjamin Johnson
    January 2, 2019 at 12:18 AM · Reply

    To whom it may concern,

    I am interested in the summer internship program and intend on applying. However, I would like a bit of clarification on the writing requirements. What type of sample paper/document would be preferred for this application and what is the desired length of the sample? Additionally, I can request grant/funding from the Fletcher school upon receipt of the internship, however, I am unable apply for the grant/funding without a document indicating my acceptance to the internship program. Should I express this within the cover letter of the application?

    Thank you for your help,

    Benjamin Johnson

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