Become a Fellow

Whether you are looking for your next challenge, or planning a career pivot, becoming an Oxford Policy Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to apply your legal knowledge within an international development context.

The Fellowship is the start of an exciting new chapter in your career. It opens the door to a career with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organisations.

Recruitment for the next round of Fellows is currently closed. We will be announcing the details of our next round of recruitment in December 2018. Please visit the “how to apply” page for more information about our postings. There are also answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, and information about our current Fellows.

Statistics from the 2017 recruitment:

  • The Fellowship received 83 applicants for five advertised posts: over half of the applicants from the ‘global South’, 55 per cent were women;
  • The Fellowship Programme Staff conducted 38 first round interviews and 19 panel interviews: 54 per cent from the ‘global south’ and over half were women;
  • Governments selected five Fellows: applicants come from Kenya, Belgium and the United Kingdom; three are women and two are men.




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