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Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment aims to provide substantive work experiences for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs.  It supports 10-12 students per year to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington DC for a one-year period. Fellows are paid $3,083.33/ month (equivalent to $37,000/ year) plus medical, dental, and life insurance benefits. 

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on various projects: nuclear policy, democracy building, energy and climate issues, Middle East Studies, Asian politics and economics, South and Southeast Asian Politics, Japan Studies, and Russian and Eurasian affairs.​

Eligibility Requirements

The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive.  In addition to having a strong academic record the applicant must:

  • Be a graduating senior or an individual who has graduated within the past academic year.  No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (unless s/he just finished a joint BA/MA program)
  • Have completed a significant amount of course work related to his or her discipline of interest.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States
  • Be nominated by the Carnegie Program Faculty Representative at DePaul University

For some assignments, language and other skills may be required.  You can check the specific requirements here.​

Selection Criteria

The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive and approximately 5 percent of applicants are ultimately selected.  Applications are judged on the quality of:

  • ​The written essay
  • Related academic study and/or work experience
  • Grades
  • Recommendations
  • Personal interviews.​