Endowment Junior Fellows Program
UIC Notification Deadline:
December 4, 2014
National Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
Notes: Candidates must be nominated by
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.
must either be graduating seniors or students who have completed
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
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a
private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
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.
applications to: All applicants must be selected
by UIC. Please see notes above.