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 out of its Seattle office (internships are predominantly virtual).

The open application period for the summer internship program is October through April. 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.


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.