Fellowships & Scholarships
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship
  • Northeastern: 12/11/2023
  • Fellowship: 01/15/2024

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying for this fellowship, please fill out a preliminary questionnaire. You may contact the office with any questions.

Award Details

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a foreign policy think-tank dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Each year the Endowment grants approximately 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment programs. Junior Fellows 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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you must first contact URF@northeastern.edu to request a copy of the application forms.

Needs Institutional Endorsement
US Citizenship Required

Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

If you graduated during the previous academic year and have not started graduate studies, you may apply through the university from which you graduated. There are no citizenship requirements, but you must be eligible to work in the United States.

All fellowships begin on August 1st. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.

The application process is highly competitive.  Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately selected for positions.  Applications are judged on:

  • The quality of the written essay.
  • Demonstrated interest in and completion of a significant amount of coursework and/or work experience in international affairs, political science, economics, history, or Russian, Chinese, Middle Eastern or South Asian Studies.
  • Grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.

Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. The current salary is $1,750.00 per semi-monthly pay period ($42,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

In order to be considered for the Carnegie Junior Fellowships, you must first be endorsed by Northeastern University.

To apply, please upload the following materials, including your letters of recommendation, to Northeastern’s Internal Fellowships Portal by our internal deadline.

  1. A complete application. The Carnegie Endowment will be releasing the application on October 15th. Please contact the Office of Fellowships at URF@Northeastern.edu for a copy of this document and access to our Northeastern Internal Fellowships Portal.
  2. A one-page essay on why you want to become a Carnegie Junior Fellow.
  3. An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one policy question related to your primary research program interests.  The topics are intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression. The topics will be provided by the Carnegie Foundation in October. You will be able to pick up these questions in our office at that time.
  4. A one to two page resume, detailing your work, community service, extracurricular experiences, and skills.
  5. An official transcript, submitted through our Northeastern Internal Fellowships Portal.
  6. Two letters of recommendation, solicited through Northeastern’s Internal Fellowships Portal.

Submit your materials to our Northeastern Internal Fellowships Portal. Applications will be reviewed by an on-campus committee. Nominations will be made in January. Northeastern can only forward two candidates to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Interested? Have Questions?

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in a fellowship or opportunity, please fill out a preliminary questionnaire. Contact the office with any questions: