The Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance is a global initiative that identifies, cultivates, and supports the next generation of human rights practitioners. Moreover, the internship program invests in promising individuals who are poised to foster and sustain open societies. The foundation trains them to contribute to a more strategic, impactful human rights practice.
Open Society Foundation chooses among the ranks of graduate programs where the participants have an interest in public policy and related subjects at a consortium of universities around the world. Through their participation in a two-week intensive Clinical Seminar and an 8- or 12-week internship, grantees and alumni form a network of dedicated practitioners united by common values across a broad range of fields.
The Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance program is fully funded. The Open Society Foundation will cover the cost of grantee travel and accommodations during the clinical seminar and internship period. The grantee will further receive a stipend to cover both the seminar and internship. The stipend is comprehensive and will include a per diem as well as visa costs, travel insurance, and currency conversion fees. However, OSF will not be responsible for any costs that exceed the allocated stipend.
Candidates from selected universities are only eligible for the Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance program. Further, the applicants should meet the criteria which include:
The candidates will require to complete the online application form to apply for the internship. Further, the candidates may only submit the completed applications. To complete the application, the candidates should provide:
The Open Society Foundation has not set a closing date for the Internship Program. However, the foundation encourages to apply for the internship early.