We accept applications on a rolling basis for full-time, year-long, post-graduate fellows to work with our San Francisco-, Washington, D.C.-, and Asia-based teams. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to fully remote work for the foreseeable future. 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. If you are selected for a post-graduate fellowship, you may be asked to produce a fellowship proposal.
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 who are invited to submit a proposal should outline 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 | Remote (Pacific Time Zone)
Please note that we are only accepting Post-Graduate Law Fellow applications for candidates interested in working with us beginning in 2023 or later.
Post-Graduate Law Fellows will be fully integrated within our San Francisco-based Communities team, assisting communities around the world 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. Foreign language skills are advantageous but not essential.
Post-Graduate Asia Law Fellow | Remote (Any Time Zone)
Asia-focused Post-Graduate Law Fellows will be fully integrated within our 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.
Post-Graduate Policy Fellow | Remote (Eastern Time Zone)
Post-Graduate Policy Fellows will support Accountability Counsel in promoting corporate and institutional accountability and the protection of human and environmental rights. In this context, 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. Applicants are required to have completed their law or graduate degree prior to the start of their fellowship.
Post-Graduate Research Fellow | Remote (Pacific Time Zone)
Post-Graduate Research Fellows will report to our Research Director. 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.