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The Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance is a project of the Open Society Foundations that launched in the summer of 2013 in partnership with the School of Public Policy of the Central European University. It is designed to inspire a new cohort of practitioners committed to working both in the public interest and at the forefront of global policy.
The highly competitive program allows a limited number of students from top public policy schools to immerse themselves in the ideas and practice of open society through a 10-day clinical seminar in Budapest at the School of Public Policy of the Central European University, followed by a six-week intensive internship at a policy- and rights-oriented nongovernmental organization selected for its outstanding work. Together the distinctive seminar and internship will prepare participants to act confidently in complex situations where policy, advocacy, international actors, and human rights intersect.
In its first year the program accepted students from Oxford University in England, Harvard University in the United States, Sciences Po in France, Di Tella University in Argentina, O.P. Jindal University in India, and Tsinghua University in China.
Because of the internship's goal of increasing the ranks of practitioners committed to working in the public interest at the forefront of global policy, applicants are primarily limited to Harvard Kennedy School students. However, Harvard graduate students studying in affiliated fields such as law, education and public health, may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Charlie Clements, the Carr Center's executive director prior to applying, if you are not a Kennedy School student. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All applications must be submitted electronically to the email address below:
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Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
November 18, 2013
Application submission deadline