Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors. Fellows serve as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates who are working on various Carnegie projects. Presently these include: Democracy; Nuclear Policy; Energy and Climate; International Economics; Middle East Studies; South Asian Studies; South East Asian Studies; Asia Studies; Russian/Eurasian Studies. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.
The application process is highly competitive. Fellows are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately selected for positions. Applicants are judged on the quality of written essays, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.
Positions are full-time for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000.00 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is provided.