Aryeh Neier Fellowship Program 2014-2016

Aryeh Neier Fellowship Program 2014-2016

Deadline: March 28, 2014

The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) is pleased to invite applications for its 2014-2016 Aryeh Neier Fellowship Program.  The Aryeh Neier Fellowship Program is a two-year program of practical work experience designed to expand a network of lawyers and advocates working internationally on human rights issue.


In 2014, four (4) fellowships will be awarded.

  • During the first year, each Fellow will work with the staff of the Open Society Justice Initiative in the Justice Initiative offices in New York, London, or Budapest on selected litigation, research and documentation, advocacy, and/or pilot projects designed to enhance accessibility, fairness, and effectiveness of justice services.
  • During the second year of the fellowship, each Fellow will be based full-time with a partner organization in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America to support our efforts with that organization.


The applicant must demonstrate:

  • Strong commitment to human rights;
  • Prior work experience in the human rights field;
  • Have a university degree in Law or an LLM or MA in human rights;
  • High degree of proficiency in English;
  • Good research, legal analysis, and drafting skills;
  • Willingness to take initiative with ability to work individually and in teams;
  • Organization and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of French, Spanish or other languages an asset.


As part of the online application, applicants must submit the following additional documents:

  • A statement of purpose for applying to the Justice Initiative Fellows program in which the applicant indicates which of the proposed themes s/he is interested in; reasons for his/her interests in that particular area and how he/she intends to contribute to the chosen field. Applicants are encouraged to propose their ideas for specific approaches that can be applied for the work, preferably in the selected themes. Applicants may choose to propose work outside of the listed priority areas.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of relevant Diploma(s).
  • Proof of English proficiency (i.e. TOEFL score, proficiency exam certificate, etc.)
  • Two recommendation letters.

NB: It is preferable but not required to have a supporting letter from a CSO where the applicant would like to undertake the second year part of the fellowship on the selected topic.

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