The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent JD, LLM, MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates from accredited law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through a one-year residence within the Executive Office at the Open Society Foundations.
Fellows work with staff, grantees, and other fellows on special initiatives that address the legal, business, policy, and organizational issues confronted by various Open Society programs and projects. They gain exposure and connections to the Foundations’ leadership and partner organizations, and cultivate knowledge about open society strategies.
The fellowship provides an opportunity to identify an emerging or changing area of legal, public, or economic policy or practice and to explore that area in the real-life context of a complex, sophisticated global philanthropy.