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Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program


UIC Notification Deadline: December 4, 2014
National Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

Important Notes: Candidates must be nominated by UIC, and may not apply directly. UIC is allowed to nominate no more than two students each year for this fellowship. UIC students interested in applying should contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs for more information about the application process.

Eligibility: Applicants must either be graduating seniors or students who have completed their bachelor's degree within the past academic year -- no one will be considered who has started graduate studies. In addition, applicants need not be U.S. citizens; however, they must be eligible to work in the United States from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students also should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history or Russian, Chinese or Middle East studies. The selection process for the Junior Fellows Program is very competitive. Accordingly, applicants should be of high academic quality.

Description: 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. As one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 8 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, Middle East political reform, trade & environment, economics, international security, South Asian politics, China-related issues, and Russian and Eurasian affairs. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

The monthly salary is $2,750 (equivalent to $33,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. A $500.00 allowance (less taxes) will be given to individuals relocating to the Washington, DC area. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Send applications to: All applicants must be selected by UIC. Please see notes above.


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