2022-2023 Freedom House Junior Fellowship

Freedom House is seeking three motivated candidates for the nine-month Freedom in the World 2022–23 Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. The next cohort of Junior Fellows will begin at the start of the Freedom in the World 2023 project cycle and follow the project through to completion in early 2023. Each Junior Fellow will be hired to join Freedom House as a fixed-term, salaried employee, eligible for a generous benefits package.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is February 28, 2022.


  • Developing and training a network of regional and thematic experts and acting as their primary point of contact;
  • Coordinating the research process for an assigned region;
  • Tracking democracy and human rights developments in the assigned region;
  • Preparing event logistics for expert workshops


Summer 2022:

  • Introduction to Freedom House and Freedom in the World
  • Develop and train a network of regional and thematic experts

Fall 2022:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute a series of expert workshops

Winter 2023:

  • Contribute to the analysis of Freedom in the World 2023 findings
  • Begin and carry out capstone project
  • Prepare for Freedom in the World 2023 launch


  • 2022 graduating seniors in an applicable field OR students who have graduated between fall 2021 and June 2022
      • Students who have begun or completed graduate studies are NOT eligible for the Junior Fellow Program

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in democracy and human rights around the world
  • Strong interest in a specific region of the world (Americas, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and/or Sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Comfort working with limited supervision on long-term tasks, finding solutions to problems as they arise, and taking ownership of your work
  • Superb attention to detail and an ability to produce error-free work on tight deadlines
  • Outstanding organizational skills and a keen desire to learn to use project management tools such as Asana, Trello, and Airtable
  • Experience with MS Office and database management
  • Proven ability to analyze complex information, and to draft elegant and concise summaries for a general audience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your community
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude, and commitment to building trust-based relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills for communicating with diverse audiences, ranging from at-risk activists to senior government officials

For more information and to apply, click here.

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