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

The Endowment’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals. 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. Areas of research include Asia, Cyber Policy, Democracy and Rule of Law, Energy and Climate, Middle East, Nuclear Policy, Russia and Eurasia, and South Asia

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Faculty Representative: Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs


Applicants must have graduated during the past academic year and not yet started graduate studies. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.  Fellows must be U.S. citizens or have attended college in the U.S. (and have permission to work for the duration of the fellowship through an F-1 Visa).

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