Who are the Fellows?
- 2/3 of the Fellows are women
- Fellows come from 12 different countries across the world
- 60% of Fellows are from low- and middle-income countries
- 80% of Fellows continue working in international development after their posting
Being a Fellow has enormous benefits, both personally and professionally. It is an opportunity to engage with another jurisdiction and get invaluable experience working as a lawyer in international development and public policy. As a Fellow, you will gain new skills and knowledge, as well as a wealth of new experiences. Fellows have access to our ‘community of practice’, consisting of professionals in the law and development field. This provides an excellent space for learning from other OPF Fellows and practitioners. The experience of being a Fellow offers the possibility of working with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organisations.
Participating in the programme also offers an opportunity for personal growth. Living and working in a new country is both challenging and extremely rewarding. As a Fellow, you get the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and gain new perspectives on the world. By the end of your Fellowship, you will both have broadened your horizons and gained lifelong friendships.