James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program for International Peace

Washington D.C.,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Fellowships for graduating seniors and recent graduates to work in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

The next application deadline is Dec 13, 2021
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Each year the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 12+ junior fellowships to qualified graduating seniors and alumni/ae who have graduated during the past academic year and have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Junior Fellows work for one year in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offices in Washington, D.C., where they have the opportunity to assist associates in research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to Congressional testimony and organize briefings for scholars, journalists, and government officials.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States working together as one network to advance international peace. In an increasingly crowded, chaotic, and contested world and marketplace of ideas, the Carnegie Endowment offers decisionmakers global, independent, and strategic insight and innovative ideas that advance international peace


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a current senior at (or have graduated within 12 months) from one of nearly 400 U.S. colleges and universities invited to submit nominees to the program. Those who have already begun graduate study are not eligible.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but non-U.S. citizens must be eligible for work in the U.S. for a full twelve months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
  • Junior Fellows receive an annual living stipend, plus a full benefits package for their fellowship year, which begins on August 1.

University Nomination

Please note, applications for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program will open in mid-October.

Columbia University may nominate two eligible candidates for consideration each year. Students and alumni/ae of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies are eligible. The internal campus competition places students into consideration for nomination. Students may not apply directly to the Junior Fellows Program without having first been nominated.

Columbia students apply for nomination by clicking "Start Your Application" and completing all application materials before the internal deadline. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to ugrad-urf@columbia.edu by the internal deadline.

Fact Sheet

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Fellowship Type:
Washington D.C.,
United States
North America
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 13, 2021
Internal Deadline