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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 provides a substantive work experience for students who have serious international affairs career interest. 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 provides a monthly stipend, subject to federal, state and local taxes and a generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

The junior fellow positions for the 2018-2019 program year will be in the following fields of interest: 

  • Democracy and Rule of Law Program
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Program
  • 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
  • Geoeconomics and Strategy Program



  • Graduating senior or graduated during the last academic year.
  • Individuals who has started graduate studies are not eligible.
  • Attending and nominated by a participating university. 
  • International students may be eligible.  


 Application Process

Nomination Information

Dartmouth College may nominate up to two graduating seniors or recent graduates. Any student wishing to be nominated must contact the Fellowship Advising office prior to the December 1 campus deadline. Applicants must submit the following to Fellowship Advising:

     *Scholarship & Fellowship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the Dec. 1 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. 1 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 recommendation letters
     *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 Gaither Junior Fellows Program by the January 15, 2018 application deadline.


  Gaither Junior Fellows Application Schedule

December 1, 2017

Campus Deadline

January 15, 2018

Final Application Deadline

February-Early March 2018

Selected applicants will be interviewed in D.C.

Late March 2018

Selections made and candidates notified


Additional Information

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program Website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 10/17/17