We accept proposals on a rolling basis for full-time, year-long, post-graduate fellows to work with us in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., South Asia, and Africa. Although positions are unpaid, we are happy to work with selected candidates on applications for funding through outside fellowships. When submitting your application in the form below, please indicate your proposed timeframe and the outside funding source you hope to obtain for this fellowship.

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, Economics, Public Policy, Environmental Justice, and Human Rights. Applicants are required to have excellent communication, research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Applicants are invited to submit an initial proposal outlining their proposed areas of work and how that contribution will meet Accountability Counsel’s organizational needs and serve in furthering our mission. We encourage you to review our website for more information about each of our program areas (Communities, Policy Advocacy, Research) before applying.

Post-Graduate Law Fellow | San Francisco, CA

Post-Graduate Law Fellows based in San Francisco will be fully integrated within our Global Communities team, assisting communities around the world to file and advance complaints with international accountability mechanisms. Law Fellows will assist with factual and legal research, complaint development, and ongoing complaint support — empowering communities to demand respect for their environmental and human rights. Foreign language skills are advantageous but not essential.

Post-Graduate Law Fellow | South Asia

Post-Graduate Law Fellows in South Asia will be fully integrated within our South Asia team, assisting communities in the region to file and advance complaints with international accountability mechanisms. Fellows will assist with factual and legal research, complaint development, and ongoing complaint support — empowering communities to demand respect for their environmental and human rights. Fluency in English is required; fluency in Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, or other major South Asian language is strongly preferred.

Post-Graduate Policy Fellow | Washington, D.C.

Post-Graduate Policy Fellows based in Washington, D.C. will support Accountability Counsel in promoting corporate and institutional accountability and the protection of human and environmental rights. In this context, Policy Fellows will help advance our policy work toward the improvement of accountability mechanisms and their creation where they do not currently exist. Responsibilities for this dynamic fellowship include: conducting research and policy analysis; producing memos; reporting on international and domestic legal/policy developments; supporting our coalition-building efforts; and assisting with the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and campaigns. Policy Fellows will participate in meetings with stakeholders in government, business, international institutions, and partner organizations, as appropriate.

Post-Graduate Research Fellow | San Francisco, CA

Post-Graduate Research Fellows based in San Francisco will report to our Research Director. Research Fellows are expected to oversee and manage a discrete research or data project relating the state of international accountability, working with all parts of our organization to synthesize data and produce salient conclusions. Projects can involve a variety of methodologies, and we welcome applicants from a diverse array of backgrounds including social sciences, computer science, data analytics, or other related fields. Familiarity with data modeling and programming languages such as Python or R are helpful but not required.

Post-Graduate Fellowship Application Form