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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

posted Nov 2, 2009, 9:27 AM by Angela Shambarger
Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates - academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world - to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package.

2010-2011 Projects

•    Democracy/Rule of Law - Political Science background preferred.
•    Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
•    Nonproliferation
•    South Asian Studies - Strong math skills required in addition to background in international affairs or     political science.
•    Energy and Climate Change - Quantitative skills required.
•    Chinese Studies - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
•    Russian/Eurasian and Central Asian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.
•    U.S. Role in the World


Must be nominated by UNE designated official (Judy Bellante). Applications are accepted ONLY from graduating college seniors or individuals who graduated within the past year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese or Middle East studies. Language and other skills may be required for certain assignments. The selection process for the Junior Fellows Program is very competitive. Applicants should be of high academic quality.


If interested and qualified, please contact Judy Bellante (207-602-2817,, Decary 119), Director of Career Services and Designated Nominating Official, as soon as possible for preliminary interview and application information. All application materials must be received by December 18, 2009.