Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment's projects. They have the opportunity to conduct research, contribute to op-eds, papers, reports, and books, edit documents, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

All fellowships will begin on August 1, 2022, and last approximately a year.

For more information, visit the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Website.


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.


  • Applicants should be American citizens.
  • Applicants should be graduating students, or individuals having graduated within the past academic year.
  • No-one having started graduate studies will be considered.
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework related to their discipline of interest.
  • Language and other skills may be required for certain assignments.

In order to apply you will need to read and complete the application package: PDF icon Carnegie 2022 - Application package

PDF icon Carnegie 2022 - Application package

Students must submit an electronic application via e-mail to ion [at]

Please include:

  • Application form.
  • Essay (one page or less, double spaced) on why you would like to become a junior fellow.
  • Resume/CV (1-2 pages).
  • Copy of unofficial McGill transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation (to anne.turner [at] These recommendations can come from anyone the student feels can best speak to their abilities as a potential Gaither Junior Fellow.
  • An essay of no more than three (3) typewritten, double-spaced pages on one of the topics listed in the application package. These topics are intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression. The essays should be analytical thought pieces, not research papers. Students should submit an essay related to their primary research program interests, although the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program may ultimately select an applicant for a program outside of his/her designated primary interest or make an assignment to more than one program. Applicants must respond to the question pertaining to the program to which they are applying.

Please combine all required documents into one PDF file. Please use the following file-name format: firstname.lastname_organization (ex.: james.mcgill_carnegieprogram.pdf).

ION will only consider applications received from students' official e-mail account.


January 9, 2022, 11:59PM Eastern Time

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, within a week of the application deadline.

Finalists in the selection process will be interviewed by phone or video in the spring. Selection decisions are generally made in mid-March and no later than March 31st .

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