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June 9, 2023
June 18, 2023
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Cecilia Dakers


Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.

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June 9-18, 2023
Washington, District of Columbia and New York, New York

Hosted by the NAGTRI Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration

The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for international applicants only (non-U.S. candidates) for the 2023 NAGTRI International Fellows Program, which will take place from June 9-18, 2023. The separate application period for United States applicants will open next year.

This is a ten-day (including two travel days) scholarship program, provided free of cost to selected participants. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be funded through generous grants from the NAAG Mission Foundation and other funding sources. If you or anyone in your office has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact nominations@naag.org.

  • WHAT: Each year, the NAGTRI International Fellows Program provides a forum for elite government attorneys from around the world to learn from each other, explore common issues, and establish an international network for the mutual benefit of their respective offices.This is a challenging and demanding program, requiring full engagement in the materials and lectures, and full participation in a group research and writing project with an intense schedule. Participants will present their research findings before a prestigious panel in New York City. The 2023 program theme will be “Investigating and Prosecuting Public Corruption.”This year’s program will provide a robust discussion on the special role prosecutors and government attorneys have in prosecuting public corruption cases including innovative and traditional tools that can be used to investigate public corruption. Experts will provide a foundational overview of crimes of corruption and their effects on judicial systems around the globe. The program will emphasize putting together a strong case for prosecution, including how to conduct comprehensive corruption crime investigations, case analysis, and the importance of working strategically with law enforcement agencies to locate critically relevant evidence. Participants will explore acts of corruption like fraud, embezzlement, bribery, and extortion committed by public officials or government employees, and the consequences of these crimes on the public trust in government institutions. The program will also include suggested ethics reforms to enhance public integrity. Fellows are not expected to be experts in this area. Rather, the topic serves as a vehicle for participants to analyze an issue with fresh and unique perspectives. Fellows will work in groups to produce articles on this theme, which will be published in a NAGTRI publication.Fellows also will be given the opportunity to meet with senior officials from the federal law enforcement, legislative, and judicial community in Washington, D.C., as well as state law enforcement officials from the area. Additionally, Fellows will participate in a host of cultural activities in Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
  • WHO: The ideal candidate is a prosecutor or other government attorney who works for the state attorney general or its international equivalent, who has a record of dedicated public service, has a connection with prosecuting public corruption matters in the course of his/her professional duties, is among an office’s highest performers and leaders, and conveys cogently in their application how they will apply the information they learn directly in their professional practice upon returning home. International applicants may be from their country or national sub-unit’s equivalent of an attorney general office, which can include both prosecutorial offices and government civil litigation authorities.Potential Fellows must be fluent in written and spoken English and must receive permission from their supervisor to submit a nomination.Accepted individuals must be able to meet all United States visa requirements and show on their application an ability to obtain visa approval. Although NAGTRI will provide any information or documentation needed to facilitate the visa process, it is the responsibility of the attending individual to apply for and pay the costs associated with obtaining a visa. Please keep in mind that visa requirements for entry into the United States vary from country to country and the approval process can be lengthy. Therefore, upon confirmation that you have been selected to participate as a 2023 Fellow, NAGTRI expects you to begin the visa application process immediately if one is required and notify us, in writing, when you have applied for your visa.
  • WHEN: Fellows will begin to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9, 2023. The program will conclude in New York, N.Y., on Sunday, June 18, 2023.


Nomination Deadline: 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, November 14, 2022.

Please submit all application materials by 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday, November 14, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. NAGTRI encourages interested candidates to begin the application process early.

Completed application includes:

  1. Scholarship application form
  2. Current resume and/or a biography demonstrating your legal work history.
  3. Personal statement (300 words or less) that must include the following: your interest in the program; your professional role working on cases related to prosecuting public corruption; expectations of the program; how you will apply what you learn during the program in your professional life; and how your experience would bring diversity to the program.

By January 2023, NAGTRI will inform applicants of their application status. Accepted applicants must participate and attend every scheduled program activity. Additional information regarding logistics and scholarship details will be sent to accepted applicants in an acceptance memo. Applicants should not make any travel arrangements or apply for a visa until they have been accepted.

If you or anyone in your office has questions related to the program, please do not hesitate to contact nominations@naag.org. Please visit our International Fellows page online for additional information.


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