Internships and Service

Gaither Junior Fellows

The Gaither Junior Fellows Program with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides approximately 10-12 one-year paid positions to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and/or individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. They 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, journalists, and government officials. Requires university nomination. 

Funds a one-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after the completion of an undergraduate degree. Requires university nomination. Applicants choose from programs such as "Democracy, Conflict, and Governance," "U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy," "Nuclear Policy," "Technology and International Affairs Program and Cyber Policy Initiative," "Middle East Program," "South Asia Program," China Studies," "Japan Studies," "Economics," "Russia and Eurasia," and "Geoeconomics and Strategy Program." For next steps, please submit the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships.


Luce Scholars Program

Through the Luce Scholars Program, eighteen young American college graduates of outstanding promise are sent each year to Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia for professional apprenticeships under the guidance of leading Asians in the interest of improving American understanding of Asia. Students of Asian studies are specifically excluded in favor of those whose professional interests may range from architecture to zoology. Applicants must have spent less than a total of 18 weeks since graduating from high school in the countries where Luce Scholars are placed. See here for more information on eligibility. For next steps, please fill out this interest form


The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

This award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award is project-based, and must center around a concrete idea for service. If you are eligible, please make a meeting with Elise

Timeline:
Fall 2019 Meet with Elise
January 2020 National Application Deadline
Spring 2019 All Applicants Notified of Status

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in year-long service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin American and Caribbean. If you are a graduating senior or recent graduate and you are interested in applying, please fill out this interest form

Timeline:
September 2019 Meet with Elise
November 2019 National Application Deadline
January 2020 Select applicants invited to interview
March-April 2020 All Applicants Notified of Status

Princeton in Asia

For graduating seniors and recent graduates; PiA arranges year-long fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, contributing to communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities. If you are interested in applying, fill out this interest form.

Timeline:
September 2019 Meet with Elise
November 2019 National Application Deadline
January 2020 Select applicants invited to interview
March-April 2020 All Applicants Notified of Status

 


Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more. If you are interested in applying, please fill out this interest form.

Timeline:
September 2019 Meet with Elise
November 2019 National Application Deadline
January 2020 Select applicants invited to interview
March-April 2020 All Applicants Notified of Status

American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

This award provides an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program that matches young professionals with development organizations in India to work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. If you are eligible, and interested, please make a meeting with Elise.

This process does not have a formal timeline, but generally occurs in the fall.


American University in Cairo: Presidential Associates Program

Associates spend one year working in an AUC office or department that aligns with their professional and academic interests, building professional skills. Associates also study Arabic through AUC’s School of Continuing Education, benefit from faculty privileges such as faculty housing, dining and library access, and enjoy AUC-sponsored trips to discover the culture and history of Cairo, Egypt and the Middle East.

Work and Available Offices:

An associate will serve full-time in one of fifteen university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website.

Applications due February 8th, 2019


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) 

"The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program." If you are eligible, and interested, please make a meeting with Elise.

This process does not have a formal timeline, but generally occurs in the fall.