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Aug 22 2018

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.

FALL INTERNSHIPS (10 HOURS/WEEK, SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER)

 

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

VISUAL DESIGN INTERN

Based in Seattle

Responsibilities

  • Develop infographics, process diagrams, and other data visualizations based on policy/law documents that will be used in communities in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Design pictures and drawings aimed at readers with minimal reading skills
  • 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 based in Seattle
  • Interest, and some academic and/or professional experience, in graphic design, illustration, and data visualization
  • Experience in rural, sub-Saharan Africa a plus but not required

MONITORING AND EVALUATION INTERN

Based in DC

Responsibilities

  • Support for working on quantitative data analysis related to women land rights in Myanmar. The student will have a very unique opportunity to have access to an anonymized database with data representative of a region in Myanmar and will conduct advance analysis under the guidance of the principal investigator.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled student based in Maryland or DC
  • Command of STATA, having taken statistics I and II, having covered regression analysis

 

Summer Internships (Full time, June-August)

The application period for summer internships is now closed.

Fellowships

Additionally, 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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