Carnegie endowment for international peace junior fellowship

It’s kinda like a job/scholarship combo.  Deadline to apply is 11.27.17.  More info below …

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 12-13 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2017-18) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2016-17). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and 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, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is approx. $39,500 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment, and there are some interesting new additions to the project list this year.

The 2018-19 projects are:

  • Democracy & Rule of Law
  • US Foreign Policy & Diplomacy: The Junior Fellow will support Ambassador William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment on research and writing that seeks to shape American diplomacy. Applicants should have coursework in U.S. foreign policy, broad-gauged regional interests, an interest in policy analysis and formulation, and superb writing skills.
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Cyber Policy Initiative
  • Energy & Climate
  • Middle East Studies: Strong reading fluency and the ability to perform academic as well as on-line research in Arabic essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.
  • South Asian Studies: A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential, along with an interest in military issues. The ability to perform quantitative data manipulation is required and a strong mathematical background is a plus.
  • China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.
  • Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
  • Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.
  • Geoeconomics & Strategy

UW Information sessions will be held:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials (Robin Chang in UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards)
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
  • Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

UW Seattle students interested in seeking nomination should contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at


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