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 $3,200, 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.
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.
Interested students should review the internal application instructions. The internal application consists of an essay on one of the topics posed annually by the Endowment, a personal statement, a completed application form, two recommendations, and a one to two page resume that includes extracurricular activities and work experience. Contact CLBR Fellowships with any questions.