Junior Fellows Program
IU Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2010
National Deadline: Materials must be received by
the Endowment by January 15, 2011
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit
organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nationals and
promoting active international engagement by the United States. As one of
the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the
Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion and publication. The
Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide
substantive work experience for students who have a serious career
interest in the area of international affairs. 8-10 students will be
hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis for a period
of one year.
ASSIGNMENTS: Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates
working on Carnegie Endowment’s projects such as non-proliferation,
democracy building, U.S. leadership, trade & environment, China-related
issues and Russian and Eurasian affairs. Junior Fellows have the
opportunity to conduct research for books and other publications,
participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to
congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars,
activists, journalists and government officials.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be nominated by an official of their
university who has been designated for this purpose. [IU’s nominating
official is Terri A. Greenslade, Assistant Dean for Academic Standards
and Opportunities, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Kirkwood
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. Applicants should have
completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs,
political science, economics, history or Russian or Chinese studies. The
selection process for the Junior Fellows Program is very competitive.
Accordingly, applicants should be of high academic quality.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All application materials must be received by the
Carnegie Endowment no later than January 15, 2011. Applicants should consult their designated
official concerning nominations, since no university is permitted to
nominate more than two students each year. Finalists in the selection
process will be invited for personal interviews in the spring. Selection
decisions will be made no later than April 15th.
DURATION: All fellowships begin on August 1. Junior Fellows are
hired for a period of approximately one year.
SALARY AND HOUSING: The monthly salary is $2,916.66 (equivalent to
$35,000 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, DC, area. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own
ALL of the following must be received no later than
November 12, 2010.
1-2 page resume (must include telephone number, address, e-mail
address, and work experience).
Two recommendations, at least one of which should be from a
professor of the student’s major department.
Transcript of undergraduate records (transcript may be
Essay (one page) or less, on why the student would like to become
a junior fellow.
An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced
pages on one of the following topics. These topics are not
necessarily indicative of the issues that Junior Fellows will
research at the Carnegie Endowment, but they are intended to
test skills in analysis, logic and written expression. The
essays should be thought pieces (similar to opinion editorials),
not research papers.
Democracy promotion in the Middle East has become a goal of U.S.
foreign policy. While the goal is desirable, it is extremely difficult to
achieve. Discuss the major obstacles to a democratic transformation of
The current round of globalization has been underway for about 15 years,
since the end of the Cold War. Enough time has passed that the empirical
evidence of its effects is beginning to accumulate. How do you assess the
impact of globalization on the world economy as a whole, on developing
countries and regions, and on people living in poverty?
The rise of China is arguably the greatest long-term strategic event
facing the United States and much of the world. Why is China’s rise of
concern to the United States, and what should the United States do to
manage that rise in ways that best preserve U.S. interests?
Is nuclear proliferation inevitable?
Under President Putin, Russia has undergone substantial changes. What do
you consider the most important in these changes, and how do you evaluate
All of the above materials should be forwarded by the designated
university official and received by the Carnegie Endowment by
IU's nominating official is Terri A. Greenslade, Assistant Dean for Academic Standards and
Opportunities, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Kirkwood 012.
Questions concerning the IU process should be directed to:
Terri A. Greenslade
College of Arts and Sciences
130 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Kirkwood Hall 012
Bloomington, IN 47405
Additional information is also available on the Carnegie Endowment Web