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.
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.
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
- Personal interviews.