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 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. 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."

If eligible, please watch the video below, read the ND process timeline, and fill out the interest form.

Link to Official Website

Virtual Info Session:


Process Timeline:

Dates Event
Friday, November 5  Deadline to Submit Interest Forms
November-Early December Draft revisions and meetings with Mathilda
Monday, December 6 Campus Nomination Deadline
Tuesday, December 7 Two nominees notified of selection
January 14 National Application Deadline
Early February Semi-Finalists invited to interview
Mid-March Winners Selected

Link to Interest Form