Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
Program Description: 
The Carnegie Endowment is pioneering the first global think tank, with flourishing offices now in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels. These five locations include the centers of world governance and the places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advancement. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Junior Fellows 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, activists, journalists and government officials.
Program Benefits: 
Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $36,000 per year, plus a full benefits package.
Application Process: 
The Foundation selects approximately 25 "finalists" for interviews early in the Spring semester.
Applicant Profile: 
Relevant foreign language proficiency may be required for positions specializing in certain topics or geopolitical regions. Some positions require applicants to have majored in particular disciplines.
Applicants must be graduating seniors or alums who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration. Applicants of any nationality are eligible if they have attended a U.S. institution. U.S. citizens who have graduated from a university outside the U.S. are also eligible. All applicants, including international students on F-1 visas, must be eligible to work in the United States for a full twelve months following graduation: from August 1 through July 31.
Selection Criteria: 
The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive with about 5% of applicants ultimately being selected. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.
How To Apply: 
This program requires institutional nomination. Students may not apply directly to the foundation or program. Instead, applicants must apply through the University by the campus deadline. Please note that University nomination is not guaranteed. Applicants are encouraged to work with the SF State fellowship advisor well in advance of the internal deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.