Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.  Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates.  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, activists, journalists, and government officials.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen if they 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 U.S. for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year.  No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration.
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applicants only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

General Information

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.  Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.  Applications for the Peace Junior Fellowship Program are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.  Carnegie Junior Fellows work full-time for one year and are paid a gross salary of $36,000 per year.  A full benefits package is also provided.

The endowment offers leading experts on international affairs, and Carnegie Junior Fellows have the opportunity to work with one of the following program areas:  Democracy and the Rule of Law, Energy and Climate, Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, Asia, South Asia, Nuclear Policy, and International Economics.

Visit the www.carnegieendowment.org/programs for more details and to explore the various program areas.

Application Instructions

UM students seeking nomination for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must apply by the campus deadline: November 11, 2013. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to apply. The University of Miami may nominate no more than two students to compete for the national fellowship. A selection will be held to identify the nominees whose applications are most likely to succeed in the national competition.

UM Student Application Instructions - Carnegie 2013-2014

Deadline Dates

October, 15, 2013  Application material sent to participating universities.

November 11, 2013  All application materials must be submitted to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships for review and possible endorsement.

January 15, 2014  Application and supporting documentation mailed by UM faculty representative must be received by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

February 2014  Nominees not selected for an interview are notified.

March 31, 2014  Winners announced.