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Gaither Junior Fellows Program


Application period: October to January
Campus deadline: December 8, 2024
National deadline: Mid-January
NOTE: Campus nomination process

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • International students attending a university located in the United States
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 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 may apply for the program)
  • Seniors and alumni who have graduated during the last academic year but have not started graduate studies.

Award summary and conditions: Each year 12-14 graduating seniors are selected to serve as research assistants to senior associates-academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world-to work on a variety of international affairs issues at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. 

Application process: Applicants must apply through Whitman's nominating official, and up to two nominations may be forwarded; a third nominee may be forwarded if one of the three is from an underrepresented group or community. Nominating officials may submit the applications electronically or by mail.

Application materials: Applications may be obtained in the Fellowships and Grants Office.

  • application form
  • essay (1 page/double spaced) explaining why student would like to become a junior fellow
  • curriculum vitae (1-2 pages maximum)
  • letters of recommendation (2)
  • transcript (unofficial) 
  • essay (3 typewritten, double-spaced pages maximum)  

Nominating official: Director for Fellowships and Grants

Internal review process: Yes

Internal nomination required: Yes

National committee interview: Yes, the Selection Committee chooses approximately 3-4 applicants per position for interviews.

Contact information: jrfellowinfo@ceip.org

Junior Fellows Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036   

Fellowships and Grants
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