Gaither Junior Fellows Program

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. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

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."


An applicant must:

  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. during the fellowship year. (Both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens can apply as long as they meet this requirement.)

  • Be a graduating senior or graduate from the last academic year and must not have begun graduate study (unless enrolled in a joint bachelor’s/master’s program).

  • Have an interest in and meet the requirements for one of the CEIP's program areas. See the application material below for more information.

Link to Official Website

Next Steps

If you are interested in fellowships for after the completion of your undergraduate degree, please first submit a pre-application. A CUSE advisor will then be in touch to let you know if your profile was matched with any of our fellowships. 

CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships