Applications for the O’Neill Post-Graduate Fellowship will open in December 2021.

O’Neill Post-Graduate Fellowship

Are you a law school graduate or early-career practitioner committed to applying your legal skills to advancing public and global health? Each year, the O’Neill Institute recruits outstanding candidates to serve as post-graduate fellows. During one-year, full-time fellowships, fellows contribute to O’Neill’s scholarship, capacity-building, and project-based work on addiction and public policy, prevention of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, and health and human rights. Fellows gain valuable expertise and professional skills and go on to advance public and global health in international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector.

To read more about our current and past fellows, click here.


  • J.D. degree (or equivalent) 
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and/or public health
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Experience in areas such as public health law and financing, health reform and health care systems (U.S. and comparative), and food and drug law

Application requirements

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing samples with subject [Law Fellowship_Last Name] to

Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule video conference interviews.


Cycle A

Applications Open: September 9 | Applications Close: October 1
Start Date: January 2022 | End Date: January 2023

Cycle B

Applications Open: December 17 | Applications Close: January 21
Start Date: June 2022 | End Date: June 2023

2022 Maeve McKean Fellow

Applications Open: September 1 | Applications Close: November 12
Start Date: June 2022 | End Date: June 2023