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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program


Deadline: 2015-01-15 (National)

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Junior Fellows Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 8 to 10 students will be hired to work at the Endowment in Washington, D.C., on a full-time basis for one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Research programs for 2013-14 are: Democracy; Nuclear Policy; Energy and Climate; Economics; Middle East Studies; South Asian Studies; Southeast Asian Studies; Asian Studies; Russian/Eurasian Studies.


Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have completed their bachelor's degree within the past academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except those who have recently completed a joint bachelors/masters degree program). Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their area of interest. Language or other skills may also be required for certain assignments. Applicants should be of high academic quality. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.


All fellowships begin on August 1. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.


Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month. A full benefits package is also provided.

Application Process

The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence for more details and an application.

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First Week of October: Application materials sent via email to nominating officials October through mid-January: Schools conduct nominating process. Application deadlines vary by school. January 15: Applications must be received by Carnegie. February through early March: Selected applicants interviewed. March 31: Selections made and candidates notified