Gaither Fellowship at Carnegie Endowment

Applications due: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. 
Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. 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.

Applicants must be graduating seniors or alumni who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States 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 (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,166 per month ($38,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

Selection Criteria:
The application process is highly competitive. Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately 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. Students may only apply under one program.


  • Applications due:  Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:59pm
  • National deadline:January 15, 2023 (receipt)

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