Research Fellow (Summer 2023 Term)

Accountability Counsel

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Other
    • Job ID 1488944

    Job Description

    Research Fellows will contribute to ongoing research projects. The work will involve building out an existing Python-based interactive database of all cases filed in our field, and producing statistical models of variables affecting case performance. These findings will be used in our database as well as any upcoming publications on the status of accountability in the field. For an example of the type of work that a Research Fellow will contribute to, please see our more recent data report, Mapping Accountability: A Regional Look at Complaints in Development Finance and Chapter 2 of the report, Glass Half Full? The State of Accountability in Development Finance.

    Spring and Fall positions are unpaid volunteer positions, but we will be happy to work with your institution to arrange academic credit. For Summer positions, we ask that applicants make diligent efforts to secure funding from their schools or other external sources. If you are not able to obtain such funding, stipends may be available to cover costs of living, so we encourage all to apply.

    After posting, we accept applications year-round and on a rolling basis. Below is our typical application cycle calendar for law fellowships. If you are working on an alternative academic calendar, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss an alternative timeline.

    Fellowship Period: January – April
    Fellowship Parameters: 16 hours per week minimum.

    Fellowship Period: June – August
    Fellowship Parameters: 40 hours per week; 10 week minimum.

    Fellowship Period: September – December
    Fellowship Parameters: 16 hours per week minimum.


    We accept applications from graduate students and recent graduates. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. Graduate students are expected to have finished at least one year of study in a related field.

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