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Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

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Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors 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 highlevel 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 and benefits package.

2014-2015 Programs

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

Applications are now closed for 2014.


Please note that applications must be submitted to the Internship Offices Network. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will not accept applications directly from students.

In order to apply you will need to read and complete the following documents:

Students must submit both electronic applications by e-mail and hard copies in person:

In person, to Leacock room 307:

  • Application form.
  • Essay (one page or less, double spaced) on why you would like to become a junior fellow.
  • C.V. (résumé).
  • Personal essay on why you would like to be a Carnegie Junior Fellow (see guidelines in the Application Procedures and Essay Questions file)
  • Topic essay following the guidelines of the Application Materials.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Two letters in sealed envelopes should be mailed directly to Anne Turner, Leacock room 309 or via email to anne [dot] turner [at] mcgill [dot] ca  (one letter must be from a professor). Please note that it is acceptable to submit reference letters by email only.
  • Official McGill transcript printed in a sealed envelope (note: This must be ordered on Minerva in advance).

By e-mail, to ion [at] mcgill [dot] ca from your McGill E-mail Address:

  • Application form, C.V, personal essay, topic essay.
  • Guidelines:
    Please submit your CV, short essay and biography together in one document.
    Please use the following file-name format: firstname.lastname_CV
    (ex.: james.mcgill_CV.doc or james.mcgill_CV.pdf)
    ION will only consider applications received from students’ official McGill e-mail accounts

For more information, contact the Internship Offices Network at ion [at] mcgill [dot] ca or see the Carnegie Jr. Fellows website.