Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity - Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with a strong International Affairs background

Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year's specific project areas below.)

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, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2012) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below).

Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition. If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland's nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at scholarships@umd.edu - please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.

**The deadline to apply for Maryland nomination is December 9, 2011.


WHO CAN APPLY: All nationalities eligible; Current Seniors AND alumni who graduated in the 10-11 academic year; 3.7 GPA or higher strongly recommended;  applicants should have coursework and other experiences strongly related to one of the 2012-13 project areas (see below);

Please note: Students who have started graduate studies are NOT eligible.

IMPORTANT: Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University.


2012 - 2013 PROJECT AREAS: Candidates should have significant coursework and/or other experiences in any of the various project areas described below. In addition, quantitative and/or advanced language skills may be required for some positions. Please read these additional preferences closely.
  • Democracy - Political Science background preferred.
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy and Climate
  • International Economics - Economics background required.
  • Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
  • South Asian Studies - Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues.
  • South East Asian Studies
  • Asian Studies - Mandarin Chinese reading skills required.
  • Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The monthly salary is $3,000 ($36,000 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. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us at scholarships@umd.edu - please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.