The AGO human rights fellowship program is an opportunity for activists and advocates to partner with other people, orgs and networks advancing important ideas and large-scale social change in human rights and climate justice.

About AGO

AGO is a movement accelerator. We work with ambitious human rights and climate activists, organizations, and networks to tell powerful stories, amplify important ideas, and advance collective action.

We work in partnership with human rights defenders and organizations that pursue justice and state accountability, and help people understand their rights and power.

Our human rights fellowship

AGO offers six-month and one-year fellowship programs to candidates with extraordinary potential in—and commitment to—the field of human rights and climate justice.

The program offers the following opportunities:

Strategy and research

Contribute to and participate in ambitious AGO programs, strategies and research initiatives that aim to develop rich context, build capacity and advance movements in South East Asia, the US and other regions.

Insights and learning

Lead insight reports and learning sessions on effective methods for advancing social issues and cultural shifts through strategic communications, creative campaigns, and modern technology solutions, with insights from your own extensive experience.

Community and connections

Connect with leading activists, orgs and networks in the field of human rights and climate to advance your learning, relationships and future potential.


Receive career mentoring and skill development from the AGO leadership team, staff and advisors.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must demonstrate experience in international human rights, democracy or climate justice and a commitment to a career in strategic communications, creative campaigns, or modern technology solutions focused on these movements.

Candidates from Asia, Africa, and Latin America are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and leadership roles because of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation, or for any other reason.

How to apply

There are two application periods per year. The application for the summer session is due by March 31, 2023, and the application for the winter session is due by September 30, 2023. Please submit your completed application to [email protected].

The application must include:
  • Proposal outlining your work experience in human rights, democracy building or climate justice through strategy, creative, or technology solutions.

  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to your prior work and future potential as a human rights, democracy, or climate justice advocate or practitioner.