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Global Integrity – Washington, D.C.

This fellowship is made possible with generous support from the Omidyar Network.

Summer 2013 fellow: Sam Rebo

Faculty Mentor: Francis Fukuyama

Office Description:

Global Integrity is an international non-governmental organization that works with local teams of journalists and researchers to track governance and corruption trends. Our data and reporting are used by aid donors, reform-minded governments, grassroots civil society groups, and the private sector to design and implement good governance and transparency reforms in both the developed and developing world. For more information, please visit Global Integrity’s official website.

Potential Projects:

The fellow will work with and support Global Integrity staff on a range of ongoing including fieldwork in more than 35 countries as part of the Global Integrity Report as well as sector- and locally-focused projects under the auspices of the Local Integrity Initiative. The fellow may also have the opportunity to work on research projects associated with Global Integrity’s private sector-facing initiative, Foglamp, as well as on consulting engagements led by Global Integrity staff to support other non-governmental organizations’ use of Global Integrity’s web-based fieldwork platform, Indaba. Specific tasks and responsibilities will range from research, data quality control and methodology development for new projects to fieldwork coordination and project management associated with ongoing projects.

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Smart and professional
  • Friendly, humble, a team-player
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial instincts, and a desire to learn and expand their skills over time

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Coursework in public policy, especially international public policy and/or development, is a hard requirement
  • Basic economics coursework is also strongly preferred
  • Significant work, study, and/or travel abroad are encouraged
  • Experience in journalism is a plus though not required
  • Proficiency with standard office applications and simple web-based services (such as Salesforce and Basecamp) is required

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • International Relations


French highly desired