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James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program)


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. As one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 10-12 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

The award is a $3,166.66 monthly salary (equivalent to $38,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes.  A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.



Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.  International students may be eligible.  

The junior fellow positions for the 2017-2018 program year will be in the following fields of interest:

  • Democracy and Rule of Law Program
  • Executive Office
  • Nuclear Policy Program
  • Cyber Policy Initiative
  • Energy and Climate Program
  • Middle East Program
  • South Asia Program
  • China Studies (Asia Program)
  • Japan Studies (Asia Program)
  • Economics (Asia Program)
  • Russia/Eurasia Program


Nomination Information

Dartmouth College may nominate up to two graduating seniors or recent graduates. Any student wishing to be nominated must contact the Scholarship Advising office prior to the December 5  campus deadline.  Applicants will be required to submit the following to Scholarship Advising:

     *Scholarship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the Dec. 5 campus deadline)  This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
     *Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit by email PRIOR to the Dec. 5 campus deadline)
     *Transcript:  Please order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student, and email the PDF to
     *Application form
     *Essay (one page or less, double-spaced) on why the applicant would like to become a junior fellow.
     *Resume/CV (preferably 1-2 pages)
     *Two recommendations
     *An essay of no more than three (3) typewritten, double-spaced pages on the topic designated for the field to which you are applying. The essay is intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression. The essay should be a thought piece, not a research paper.


Application Submission

All of the above application materials will be forwarded to the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program by the January 13, 2017 application deadline.


Carnegie Junior Fellows Application Schedule

December 5

Campus Deadline

January 13, 2017

Final Application Deadline

February-Early March

Selected applicants will be interviewed in D.C.

Late March, 2017

Selections made and candidates notified


Additional Information

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program Website

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Last Updated: 10/19/16