The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in international affairs. Selected students will work for the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. providing research assistance to projects, which include Democracy, Conflict and Governance, U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Geoeconomics and Strategy, along with regional programs.
- Have had an outstanding academic career at UVM...
- Are dedicated to pursuing a career related to international relations...
- Have a significant policy interest in either democracy & the rule of law, middle east studies, nuclear policy, south Asian studies, energy & climate, Chinese studies, Russian/Eurasian/Central Asian studies, or the U.S. role in the world...
...should consider applying for a Gaither Junior Fellowship.
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to 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, activists, journalists and government officials.
U.S. and international citizens are eligible to participate in the Junior Fellows program. 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.
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 applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.
Internal & External Application Procedures
UVM is permitted to nominate two candidates for the award annually. Contact the office of Fellowships, Opportunities, & Undergraduate Research for more information on the internal application process.