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James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Provides a paid, full-time fellowship for qualified individuals to work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.  Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.  Each year the 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 from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.  Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.


SEE ALSO:  Scoville Peace Fellowship, PPIA Fellowship, Truman Scholarship, Madison Graduate Fellowships

Selection Criteria

The application process for the Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive, with approximately 5% of applicants ultimately being selected for positions.  Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.


Applicants must:

  • Be either U.S. citizens or attend a university located in the United States;

  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. August 1 through July 31 following graduation;

  • Be a graduating senior or student who has graduated during the last academic year;

  • Not have started graduate studies;

  • Be nominated by your undergraduate institution.


Positions are paid, full-time positions.  Junior Fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month ($36,000 per year).  A full benefits package is also provided.


All fellowships begin on August 1st.  Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.

For more information:

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)