Thursday, October 4, 2012

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Application Materials Now Available for the

GW Deadline: November 16, 2012 
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, and each year, GW may endorse only two applications.

Individuals 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.  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
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy and Climate
  • 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. Strong background in international relations, political theory, or international political economy is essential.  Note: Foreign language skills not required.  
  • Asian Studies – Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.  Japanese language skills my be helpful.
  • Russian/Eurasian Studies – Excellent Russian language skills are 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 those who have graduated within the past year.  Applicants should have at least a 3.7 GPA and 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 acomplete application to the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research by Friday, November 16, 2012.

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