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Junior Fellows Program

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Funding for 1-year for assisting in research projects related to foreign affairs and international peace.

The Junior Fellows Program provides opportunities for individuals to work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s senior associates. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. The fellowship provides paid full-time, positions for 1-year that pay approximately $40,000 per year with full benefits.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or attending a university located in the U.S. All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for 12 months from approximately August 1 through July 31 of the following year
  • Be a graduating senior or have graduated during the last academic year and have not started graduate studies
  • Interest in one of the Endowment’s programs, which are detailed on the website


  • 11-13 per year

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Strong letters of recommendation
  • Experience related to discipline of interest
  • Language skills, if necessary
  • University nomination/endorsement

Application Material:

  • Junior Fellows Application
  • Essay pertaining to why the student would like to become a junior fellow
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Research Program Interests Essay


External deadline: January 15, 2021


October: Application available through the University

January 15, 2021: National deadline

February: Notification of selection/non-selection for finalists

Late February/Early March: Interviews for finalists

Late March: Notification of selection

August 1, 2021: Fellowship begins

Length of Scholarship: 1-year

Scholarship Website:

Contact Information:

Director of Career Services: Stan Inman: