Purpose: 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 is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors, or have graduated in the last academic year AND must not have begun graduate studies. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens however, all applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Award amount and conditions: Junior Fellows work as research assistants to senior associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects: democracy/rule of law, the Middle East, nuclear policy, Asia (China and Japan), Southeast Asia, international economics, Russian/Eurasian affairs, South Asian affairs, and the energy and climate program. All Fellowships begin on August 1.  Fellows are hired for approximately 1 year. Junior Fellows receive a monthly salary equivalent to approximately $37,000 annually (subject to federal, state, and local taxes). Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Fellows are responsible for their own housing.

Number offered: 10-13 per year. Amherst can nominate 2 candidates.

Deadline: Preliminary applications are due in the Office of Fellowships by mid-November (see Deadlines and Events).

Application materials: Preliminary application forms are will be available here once the Carnegie Foundation opens their annual application process, usually by mid-October.

Official website address: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

For more information:

Denise Gagnon

Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536 Fax: 413-542-8555
The Office is located in
212 Converse Hall

The mailing address is:
Office of Fellowships
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

Converse Hall

Office of Fellowships
213 Converse Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator