James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program 2018 in USA Fellowships International 
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James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program 2018 in USA

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified to graduate seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars


United States


  • The monthly salary is $3,291.67 (equivalent to $39,500 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes
  • A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave
  • Gaither Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements


  • Applicants must be nominated by an official of their university or institution who has been designated for this purpose (usually the career placement officer, fellowship advisor or an academic department chairperson)
  • Applications are accepted only from graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year
  • No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (except those who have recently completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program)
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework related to their discipline of interest
  • Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments
  • The selection process for the program is very competitive Accordingly,
    applicants should be of high academic quality.
  • Qualifications for Gaither Junior Fellows may vary by program. Please review the bulletin for program requirements and more information on what each program is looking for


  • Application form
  • An essay of one page or less, double-spaced on why the student would like to become a junior fellow
  • Resume/C.V. (preferably 1-2 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendations. These recommendations can come from anyone the student feels can best speak to their abilities as a potential Gaither Junior Fellow
  • Transcript of undergraduate records. The transcript may be unofficial.
  • An essay of no more than three (3) typewritten, double-spaced pages on one of the following topics. These topics are intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression. The essays should be analytical thought pieces, not research papers. Students should submit an essay related to their primary research program interests, although the James
    C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program may ultimately select an applicant for a program outside of his/her designated primary interest or make an assignment to more than one program

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