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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, James C. Gaither Jr. Fellows Program.

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Internal Deadline: November 10, 2017
Liaison: Alex Montgomery

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international policy think-tank, offers students a substantive one-year experience working and conducting research in Washington, D.C. through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program.   As part of the application process, candidates select one of the Institute's thematic projects, including topics such as:  non-proliferation, democracy building, energy and climate, international economics, Middle East studies, and Russian and Eurasian affairs. They provide a monthly salary of approximately $3,000, subject to taxes, as well as benefits.


Graduating seniors or students who have completed their bachelor's degree within the past academic year and who have not started graduate studies are eligible. Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, or Russian studies.   Some of the research areas also have foreign language requirements.  Nominees should be of the highest academic quality and have demonstrated substantial interest in international issues.

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates demonstrate critical thinking in their area of interest, an outstanding academic record, and the unique skills required by each program compatible with the scholars' research needs in a given year.

Application Procedure

Interested students can request an internal application using this form. The internal application consists of an essay on one of the topics posed annually by the Endowment, a personal statement, two recommendations with one from a professor in student's major field, and a one-page résumé that includes extracurricular activities and work experience.  Contact Michelle Johnson with any questions.

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Fridays, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Sundays, 6pm-8pm, GCC-A

There will be no Express Advising Wed 11/22 - Sun 11/26.

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