The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Junior Fellows Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Eight to ten students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

Areas of assignment could include nuclear non-proliferation, democracy building, trade and environment, international economics, China-related issues and Russian and Eurasian affairs. 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.

  • Must be graduating senior and not have begun a graduate program.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions. Must be eligible to work in the US


Applicants must have completed a significant amount of course work of a high academic quality in the area of international affairs, political science, economics, history or Russian or Chinese studies. 

The applicant pool is highly competitive. A nomination from Hamilton is required.


Fellowships begin on August 1st and last approximately one year. Fellows receive a monthly salary of $2,750 (equivalent to $30,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance, as well as vacation leave. A $400 allowance (less taxes) will be given to individuals relocating to the Washington D.C. area. Junior fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.


January 15th (or the Friday before if the 15th falls on a weekend of holiday)

Visit the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website for more information.


Contact Name

Lisa Grimes

Student Fellowships Coordinator

Office Location
Bristol Center

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