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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Website

Program Purpose

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. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

Program Description

The Carnegie Endowment is pioneering the first global think tank, with flourishing offices now in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels. These five locations include the centers of world governance and the places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advancement. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Junior 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, activists, journalists and government officials.


Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $36,000 per year, plus a full benefits package.

Applicant Profile

Relevant foreign language proficiency may be required for positions specializing in certain topics or geopolitical regions. Some positions require applicants to have majored in particular disciplines.

Selection Criteria

The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive with about 5% of applicants ultimately being selected. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.

Application Process

The Foundation selects approximately 25 "finalists" for interviews early in the Spring semester.


Applicants must be graduating seniors or alums who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration.


Applicants of any nationality are eligible if they have attended a U.S. institution. U.S. citizens who have graduated from a university outside the U.S. are also eligible. All applicants, including international students on F-1 visas, must be eligible to work in the United States for a full twelve months following graduation: from August 1 through July 31.


Circa January 15, 2014.

Campus Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted to S.F. State's Fellowship Advisor, ADM 211, by Noon on November 15, 2013.

How To Apply



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