Scholarship at Open Society Foundations


Scholarship at Open Society Foundations

Degree Type
Level of Funding
Full Scholarship
The Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance (OSIRG) is specifically tailored to invest in promising individuals who are poised to foster and sustain open societies. We train them to contribute to a more strategic, impactful human rights practice. The OSIRG combines practice, in the form of an internship, with a skills-oriented two-week seminar, to help prepare grantees for their future work. The program takes a broad definition of human rights and governance inclusive of promoting fundamental freedoms, expanding public access to information, challenging inequalities through development and rights, and advancing approaches that ensure transparency and accountability of state institutions.

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be master's candidate studying at one of the following institutions:
- School of Public Policy at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
-Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, Paris, France
-The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy,Illinois, United States of America
-University of the Andes Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government,Bogota, Colombia
-University of the Andes Masters in International Law, Bogota, Colombia
-The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
-The University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
-University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs,Toronto, Canada

The OSIRG program is fully funded. The cost of grantee travel and accommodations during the clinical seminar and internship period will be covered by OSF. The grantee will 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.

More information can be found on the organization website