Research Fellows will contribute to ongoing research projects. The work will involve building out an existing Python-based interactive database of all cases filed in our field, and producing statistical models of variables affecting case performance. These findings will be used in our database as well as any upcoming publications on the status of accountability in the field. For an example of the type of work that a Research Fellow will contribute to, please see our more recent data report, Mapping Accountability: A Regional Look at Complaints in Development Finance and Chapter 2 of the report, Glass Half Full? The State of Accountability in Development Finance.

Positions are unpaid, but we will be happy to work with your institution to arrange academic credit. We accept applications from graduate students and recent graduates. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. Graduate students are expected to have finished at least one year of study in a related field.

After posting, we accept applications year-round and on a rolling basis. Below is our typical application cycle calendar for graduate fellowships. If you are working on an alternative academic calendar, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss an alternative timeline.

Spring
Internship Period: January – April
Internship Parameters: 16 hours per week minimum.
Application Timeline: posted in August; reviewed beginning in October; applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Summer
Internship Period: June – August
Internship Parameters: 40 hours per week; 10 week minimum.
Application Timeline: posted in October; reviewed beginning in December; applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Fall
Internship Period: September – December
Internship Parameters: 16 hours per week minimum.
Application Timeline: posted in March; reviewed beginning in May; applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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