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Open Society Presidential Fellowship

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The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent JD, LLM, MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates from accredited law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through an 11-month residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.

Fellows will work with staff, grantees, and other fellows on special initiatives that address the legal, business, policy, and organizational issues confronted by the Foundations’ various programs and projects. They will gain exposure and connections to the Open Society Foundations’ leadership and partner organizations, and cultivate knowledge about open society strategies.

Award / Eligibility Details:

The fellowship typically begins in September and ends in July of the following year. Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000 plus benefits. The mix of work is approximately two-thirds assignments and projects chosen by the president of the Open Society Foundations, and one-third work on an issue the fellow chooses to explore in depth with the approval of the president.

Deadline: Early February each year

Academic Level: Post-Graduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development

Field of Study: Business, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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