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First cohort of Oxford Policy Fellows reflect on their two years

All three first cohort Fellows have committed to meaningful work opportunities in international development.

Vanessa joined Oxford Policy Management as a consultant in the organisation’s Public Sector Governance practice, while Magalie and Sarah will soon start roles in their posting countries, for the World Bank and for the International Institute for Sustainable Development respectively.

The call for applications for the fourth cohort of Oxford Policy Fellows is now open. Legal professionals looking to work within a government as a civil servant in sub-Saharan Africa or south Asia should visit the Fellowship page for more information on the requirements and how to apply.

The Oxford Policy Fellowship is an innovative programme that gives early career legal professionals the opportunity to work as civil servants in government ministries in low- and middle-income countries full-time for two years.

The postings are based on filling specific capacity gaps that the host governments have themselves identified, meaning the Fellows are more likely to make a real impact in the longer term. 

Oxford Policy Management is leading on the initiative, with the UK Government’s Department for International Development as a key funding partner. Other funding partners contribute to specific postings. The programme is looking for additional funding to expand further and interested parties are encouraged to get in touch to discuss possible opportunities.