Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Application Deadline: December 7, 2017

Open to: Seniors and class of 2017 graduates who have not yet started a grad program
Award Type:
Professional; Research
Area(s) of study: Any majors with interest in international affairs
Award criteria: academic achievement; research
Award provides: A one-year substantive work experience as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC with a monthly salary and benefits package.
Open to international students: Yes (U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.)
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be committed to a career in international affairs
  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability and academic performance (While the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program states no minimum GPA threshold, almost all winners have a 3.7 and above)

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program provides substantive work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, for students with a serious career interest in international affairs. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment programs and 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. Successful applicants must have an outstanding academic record, demonstrated excellence in research, analysis, and communication. Applicants must also have a clearly defined career path in international affairs with relevant previous experience, coursework, and/or activities and deep and substantive experience with the Carnegie program area of interest. In some programs, related language fluency is required.

For more information, visit http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows.

Application Components:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Essay on Carnegie Program prompt
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

If you are interested in applying, download the application procedures.

Make an appointment with a National Scholarships and Fellowships Program advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application. Applicants may not apply directly, but must secure institutional nomination through our office.