We’re hiring a Summer Legal Extern!

Job announcement

We’re hiring a part-time summer extern to support COLT’s Oregon Land Justice Project. The summer extern will provide critical capacity in researching, drafting, and compiling legal tools for land trusts to use in partnership with Oregon Tribes to protect cultural resources and increase Tribal access to ancestral lands and first foods. The extern will work closely with all staff at COLT and many of our member land trusts.

The extern will have an opportunity to share their findings at the Land Trust Alliance’s 2023 Rally, which will be held in September in Portland, Oregon (pending acceptance of COLT’s proposal).

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school or a recent law school graduate with prior experience, coursework, or interest in Federal Indian Law and/or real estate transactions.

Applications are due February 28, 2023. Please share this job announcement with your friends and colleagues. For further inquiries and to submit your application, please email us at

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About the Oregon Land Justice Project

The ultimate goal of the Oregon Land Justice Project is to expand Indigenous access, ownership, and stewardship of land. To achieve this goal, land trusts in Oregon are committing time, energy, and resources into a Learning Journey which seeks to transform knowledge, thinking, and action to ultimately repair relationships, grant legal access, and share and repatriate land to Northwest Indigenous communities. Learn more.

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Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

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