Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship opportunity for seniors, recent graduates

2012-13 Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship Program

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the opportunity for a full-time, paid (with full benefits), one-year research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer information sessions detailing the campus application and nomination process, as well as the program itself:
  • Today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:30pm, Thomson Hall room 317
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4:30pm, MGH 171
The campus application for this program will be available shortly. The campus deadline for applications is November 1, 2011.

Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors (or those who have graduated within the last year) to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates - academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world - to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary ($30,000) and benefits package.

2012-13 research projects are:
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. Students at all 3 UW campuses are welcome to apply and can contact Robin Chang ( for more information.
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).

Interested students should plan to attend an upcoming information session.