Application Now Open for 2014-15 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

CUNY BA is pleased to announce that we are an official nominating institution for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program, and that the application process for this Fellowship is now open. As a nominating institution, CUNY BA can put forward up to two candidates for this program.

For over 30 years, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has offered the Junior Fellows Program, the most substantive work experience in international affairs available anywhere for graduating B.A./B.S. students.

Each year, the Carnegie Endowment holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates in the Washington, D.C. community – academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world – to work on a variety of international affairs issues. 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, journalists and government officials.

Applications are accepted only from graduating college seniors and individuals who have graduated within the past academic year.  No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (except those who have recently completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program).

Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest (see below for 2013-14 Projects).  Language and other skills may also be required for some assignments.

Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC.

Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package.

2013 – 2014 Projects (these are explained in greater detail in the application attachment below)

Democracy Program
Nuclear Policy Program
Energy and Climate Program
Middle East Program
South Asia Program
China Studies (Asia Program)
Japan Studies (Asian Program)
Southeast Asia Studies (Asia Program)
Economics Program (Asia Program)
Russia/Eurasia Program

Read more about the program areas here:  http://carnegieendowment.org/programs/

CUNY BA seniors and recent graduates interested in this opportunity should contact Beth Kneller, CUNY BA Deputy Director at 212-817-8238 or bkneller@gc.cuny.edu after carefully reading attached the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Application Materials (see bottom of this post).  Please also read about the Program at http://carnegieendowment.org//about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows.

The application requires two essays (one of which is an opinion piece you must write in response to the specific question posed), a 1-2 page resume, two letters of recommendation, and your undergraduate transcript.

The deadline to apply (materials — both essays and resume – sent to Beth Kneller, bkneller@gc.cuny.edu) is December 9, 2013. Candidates will be asked to come to CUNY BA for an interview (students currently away from NYC can be interviewed by phone or Skype). Up to two CUNY BA students can be nominated; candidates to be put forward by CUNY BA will receive feedback on their essays/resumes and will then have until January 3, 2014 to submit their final, complete applications (application form, essays, resumes, letters of recommendation, transcript) to Beth Kneller’s attention.

The application procedures, essay questions, application form, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here:  Junior_Fellows_Application_Materials_2014-2015

For more information, contact your Designated Nominating Official, Beth Kneller, CUNY BA Deputy Director, bkneller@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-8238).