Monday, October 10, 2011

Less Than 40 Days Left! Apply NOW for the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program for Graduating Seniors


GW Deadline: November 18, 2011

Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.

Students who have started graduate studies are not eligible. Candidates should have significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history or Russian or Chinese studies. All applicants must be nominated by GW. Other relevant foreign language abilities are desirable as well.

Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. 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.

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This year's project areas include:

  • Democracy– Political Science background preferred.
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy and Climate
  • International Economics – Economics background required.
  • Middle East Studies – Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
  • South Asian Studies – Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues.
  • South East Asian Studies
  • Asian Studies – Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Russian/Eurasian Studies – Excellent Russian language skills required.

AWARD: Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $36,000/year. A full benefits package is also provided.

ELIGIBILITY: Graduating seniors and recent grads should have at least a 3.7 GPA; applicants cannot have started a graduate program.

GW APPLICATION DEADLINE: GW can nominate up to two applications. To be included in the GW nomination process, please submit a completed application to the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research by Friday, November 18, 2011.

If you are interested in applying for a Carnegie Junior Fellowship or have any questions please email us at

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Paul Hoyt-O’Connor, Director
Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
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Washington, DC 20052

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