Reprieve US Postgraduate Fellows

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1250 Connecticut Ave NW
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Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Organization name: 
Reprieve US
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1250 Connecticut Ave, NW
District of Columbia
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About Reprieve US:

Reprieve US is a registered 501(c)(3) assisting victims of extreme human rights abuses carried out by governments. We are made up of lawyers, investigators, and advocates helping people face detention without trial, execution and extra judicial execution. We are a small team but we are fearless in our fight for justice.

We work closely with our sibling organization, Reprieve, a UK charity founded in 1999. Reprieve US uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally and to end extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”.
About postgraduate fellowships:

For the past two decades, Reprieve and Reprieve US have used a fellowship model to support and work with human rights defenders and their organizations in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the world – including Indonesia, Pakistan, Yemen, Malawi and the US. Reprieve US’ fellowship program gives fellows the opportunity to be directly involved in ground-breaking human rights work and to work with colleagues and experts around the world. The work of our fellows enables Reprieve US and partners to seize on strategic opportunities and develop projects that have the potential to transform the criminal justice landscape.
Reprieve US invites applicants for public interest fellowships beginning in 2024. Fellowships are offered with a variety of teams, and full details are available on our website:

Fellows will work from Washington DC, and should have the right to work in the US for the duration of their fellowship. We hope that fellows will have the opportunity to visit Reprieve UK’s London office.

Our preference is that postgraduate fellowship awards are transferred to Reprieve for disbursement to fellows, who will join us as staff members. If an awarding body has a policy requiring direct payment to the fellow we are happy to consider this arrangement on a case by case basis. Reprieve has an open and transparent salary structure, governed by a principle that the highest-paid member of staff is paid no more than double the lowest-paid member of staff. Our postgraduate fellow salary is fixed at $53,093. If fellowship funding falls between $50,000 and $53,093 we will top up the amount to meet our fixed salary.
Reprieve US offers staff a broad range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 25 days plus federal holidays and their birthday off. We also provide healthcare and dental to fellows who join us as staff members.


Full details on the fellowships, including responsibilities, person specifications and information on how to apply are available at

To apply: 

If you are interested in applying please review the available job descriptions for instructions and our and our applicant information visit The application deadline is November 13, 2023, with further applications accepted on a rolling basis until the role is filled.
Start Date: 01 September 2024

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Monday, November 13, 2023