Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Deadline 12/08/2023
Eligibility Seniors
Contact [email protected]
Website http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows/


The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit educational organization in Washington dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. Through research, publishing, convening, and on occasion, creating new institutions and international networks, the Endowment associates shape fresh policy approaches. Their interests span geographic regions and the relations among governments, business, international organizations and civil society, focusing on the economic, political, and technological forces driving global change. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment’s senior associates at Carnegie in Washington, DC. 


Brown is invited to nominate two candidates to the national competition. Seniors and those who have graduated within the past academic year are eligible; people who have begun graduate studies are not eligible. Applicants should have completed significant coursework and have experience in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, or Chinese studies. There are no citizenship requirements; however, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Finalists are invited for personal interviews by representatives of the Carnegie Endowment in March.


Gathier Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,291.67 per month for approximately one year. A generous benefits package is also provided.

The monthly salary is subject to federal, state and local taxes.


Please look at the 2023-24 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows materials for the application form and list of policy topics. 

The following application materials are required:

The application form (in the above link)

A one- to two-page resume including the applicant’s telephone number, address, e-mail address, extracurricular activities, and work experience

A one-page essay on why the applicant would like to become a Junior Fellow

An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one policy question related to their primary research program interests (the questions can be found in the above link

Transcript of undergraduate records, unofficial or official 

Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a faculty member in the department of the applicant’s concentration. Please have letters addressed to Joel Simundich, Assistant Dean of the College for Fellowships.

For consideration, potential nominees must submit these materials through UFunds by the campus deadline of 11:59pm EST on December 8, 2023.

Nominees will be directed on the application process for the national application deadline: January 15, 2024.


Katherine Pollock, '16