Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Deadline 12/12/2016
Eligibility Seniors
Contact Linda Dunleavy
Website http://www.ceip.org/


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. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates.


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.


Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month for approximately one year. A generous benefits package is also provided.

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


Applicants must submit by December 12, 2016 the following application materials.

  • The Carnegie application form 
  • A one to two page resume including 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 Carnegie Junior Fellow
  • An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one policy question. The Carnegie will provide the questions for the 2017 competition in October of 2016. The questions can be found in the above link. 
  • Transcript of undergraduate records. 
  • 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 Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships.
Instructions for Applying

Applicants will apply through UFunds, Brown's online application system. The UFunds online application for the Carnegie will be available in October 2016.

  • UPLOAD a PDF of your completed application form to UFunds, Brown's online application system.
  • UPLOAD a PDF of the one to two page resume to UFunds
  • UPLOAD a PDF of the one page essay of why you would like to be a Carnegie Junior Fellow to UFunds (one page - double spaced)
  • UPLOAD a PDF of an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one of the policy questions to UFunds.
  • REGISTER your  two (2) referees on UFunds, Brown's online application system. Once you do so, the system will send a request for references with login information to the person registered. The referees are then responsible for uploading their references to UFunds by the campus deadline of December 12, 2016.
  • UPLOAD to UFunds a copy of your Brown University transcript.
  • Use the following LINK to order an official transcript. Applicants MUST order a HARD copy transcript to be scanned and uploaded to UFunds, Brown's online application system. 

Linda Sutherland
Brown University
Fellowship Program Coordinator
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912


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