Open Society Foundation is Hiring: Presidential Fellow – MBA applicants

Job description

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent J.D., LL.M., M.P.A., M.P.P., andM.B.Agraduates from accredited U.S. law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through an eleven month residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Presidential Fellowships will be awarded to three (3) students graduating in 2014 from an accredited U.S. law, public policy, or business school.  Fellows are selected for their scholarship, leadership, and commitment to continued practice in the fields of nonprofit management, human rights, good governance, and justice.

Letter of intent to apply is due Friday, January 31, 2014.  All application materials are due Friday February 7, 2014.

A completed application consists of the following items:

■ Resume including the following information on references:

Telephone number
■ Official MBA Transcript

■ Personal Essay-Comprised of two parts:

  1. Explain the background, skills, experience, and personal characteristics that you have that will enable you to serve effectively as an Open Society Presidential Fellow. (600 words)
  2. How will the Fellowship impact your plans for the future and your vision of your long-term career? (300 words)

■ Two Letters of Recommendation from any:

  • MBA Advisor
  • MBA Professor
  • Former or Current Employer

Please email all application materials in a single PDF file in the order listed above to Include job code in the subject line: PF-MBA

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

About this company

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.

We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

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