Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Junior Fellows Program
Princeton Deadline: 5 p.m., December 1, 2014
National Deadline: January 15, 2015
Nominating Official for Princeton:
Andrea Rydel, Assistant Director, Arts, Nonprofit & Public Sector, Office of Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deirdre Moloney, director of fellowship advising, to review your essay drafts.
Fields of Study: Various. Refer to the list of 2013-14 Assignments for more information about the fields in which Junior Fellows work.
N.B. Some projects require or recommend certain levels of language proficiency or quantitative skills. If this is the case for the project to which you are applying, you must demonstrate that you have the appropriate level when submitting your application for campus review. You may demonstrate your proficiency by highlighting courses taken at an advanced language level or in an immersion language program or that you have completed certain mathematics course work. If you are a native speaker or learned the language outside of the classroom, please submit a short statement from a language faculty member at Princeton giving his or her assessment of your language proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking).
Description: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the U.S. As one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education. Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.
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. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on projects such as nuclear policy, democracy building, energy and climate issues, international economics, international security, Middle East studies, South Asian politics, Asia and China-related issues, and Russian and Eurasian affairs. 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. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,083.33 per month ($37,000 per year). A generous benefits package is also provided.
- Senior or student graduated during past academic year (cannot have started grad school);
- Must be eligible to work in U.S. for full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
Criteria for Selection: Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews. Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
Application Procedure: The following materials must be submitted to Princeton's nominating official by the campus deadline:
- Carnegie Endowment Application Form (.pdf)
- Essay (one page or less, double-spaced) on why you would like to become a junior fellow
- One-two page resume
- Two recommendations
- Undergraduate transcript (the transcript may be unofficial)
- An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one of the topics related to your primary research program interest. (See the Carnegie Endowment Application Form (.pdf) for the specific topics that you must address.) The topics are intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression.
- If the project to which you are applying recommends certain levels of language proficiency or quantitative skills, you must submit evidence that demonstrates that you have the appropriate level.
Princeton can nominate two candidates to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Applications will be reviewed by an on-campus committee and a select number of candidates will be invited to interview with the Princeton nominating committee in December. Nominations will be made in January. Finalists in the selection process will be invited for personal interviews with the Carnegie Endowment in the spring. Selection decisions will be made no later than March 31.