Post-Graduate Fellowships

We are currently accepting proposals for full-time, yearlong, post-graduate fellows to work with us in our San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and South Asia offices. Although positions are unpaid, we are pleased to work with appropriate candidates on applications for funding through outside fellowships.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. When submitting your application, please indicate your proposed timeframe and possible sponsorship you hope to apply to this fellowship. Please see below for more information regarding the types of post-graduate fellowships Accountability Counsel offers.



Applicants are requested to have relevant work experience and/ or academic background in at least some of the areas in which we work: international law, development and economics; public policy; and environmental and human rights. Applicants are required to have excellent communication, research, writing and critical thinking skills.


Fellowship Description

Applicants are invited to submit an initial proposal outlining their proposed areas of work (related to the options below) and how that contribution will meet Accountability Counsel’s organizational needs and serve in furthering its mission. We will then select applicants to invite to work with us on the development of full proposals for specific fellowships. We encourage you to review more about each of our programs on our website before applying.


San Francisco-based Fellows

Our San Francisco-based Fellows have the option of contributing to Accountability Counsel’s Global Communities program, which supports communities around the world in complaints to accountability offices; or our Resources program, centered on collection and analysis of data, training of colleagues and communities, provision of resource materials, and network building. Fellows interested in our Global Communities program must have a law degree. For Fellows interested in our Resources program, a background in data/statistics is a plus.


Washington, D.C.-based Fellows

Our Washington, D.C.-based Fellows have the opportunity to support Accountability Counsel’s Policy Advocacy program. Policy-oriented Fellows would work under the leadership of our Policy Director to advance our work toward the improvement of accountability mechanisms and their creation where they do not exist.


South Asia-based Fellows

Our South Asia-based Fellows work in our South Asia office, report to our South Asia Director, and also contribute to our work supporting communities in South Asia and associated advocacy. For this position, fluent English language skills are required; fluency in Hindi, Nepali, Urdu or other major South Asian language preferred; proficiency in additional languages is a plus.

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