The program will select qualified lawyers from West Africa for ten months of study and practical experience in New York and Budapest.
Applicants from the following countries are invited to apply: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The program endeavors to target future leaders in various fields of public interest advocacy.
PILI Fellows will join other public interest lawyers from around the world.
They will reside a total of eight months in the U.S. The first semester will include study at Columbia University School of Law and additional public interest advocacy training.
In the spring, Fellows will participate in a three-month period of internships at New York-based public interest law organizations and a two-month study visit based out of PILI's Budapest office.
Fellows return to their home countries after the Fellowship, with the aim to implement the project developed during the Fellowship.
PILI will cover the cost of a round-trip coach airfare to the U.S. and Budapest, housing in New York and Budapest, a monthly stipend, a textbook allowance and accident insurance.
Selected candidates for the fellowship are required to sign an agreement to the terms of the fellowship, stating that they will complete it in full.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Submission via e-mail of application materials is strongly encouraged, though materials may also be submitted via regular mail.
For more information and application forms, please contact Jessy Teicher, Program Coordinator, by e-mail: pilifellowship [at] pili.org