Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

James Gaither Junior Fellows Program

About the James Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the nation’s leading think tanks and promotes cooperation between nations and active international engagement by the U.S. The James Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers 12 – 14 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year who have a dedicated career interest in international affairs. The James Gaither Junior Fellows work as full-time research assistants to the Endowment’s senior scholars for one year. The work experience is substantive: 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 scholarship, journalists and government officials.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Eligible applicants:

– are graduating seniors or have graduated during the past academic year
– have completed a significant amount of course work related to their program of interest
– have a competitive GPA – typically 3.8 and above
– are interested in a career in international affairs
– have language skills appropriate for the chosen research program

University endorsement required?

Yes

Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or legal resident

The James Gaither Junior Fellows Program application process:


Review the fellowship website for details about the requirements, eligibility and application process.

Discuss with CFSA and your mentor(s) your plans to apply for the fellowship.

The Carnegie Endowment sends application materials directly to CFSA in October.

Application components include:
– a completed application form
– 1-page essay on why you want to be a Gaither Junior Fellow
– 1-2 page resume
– 2 recommendation letters
– 3-page essay in response to the question posed for your specific program you are applying to

Syracuse University’s internal deadline is in mid November. Complete applications should be submitted to CFSA by this date. SU nominates two of the outstanding applications to be forwarded to Carnegie. Nominated applicants work closely with CFSA to revise and finalize their applications.

The national application deadline is in mid January.

Interested? Contact a CFSA advisor and get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows

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