Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The organization's mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business and civil society. Working together, their centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional and global issues.

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 12-14 students will be hired to work as employees at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

  • Due to the limited number of students accepted by the program, only two UI applicants can be nominated each year.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have completed their bachelor's degree within the past year.
  • No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (except those who have recently completed a joint masters/bachelors program).
  • Carnegie seeks diversity in all of its programs and encourages participating institutions to nominate candidates regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, disability, or veteran status.

To access official resources from the Carnegie Foundation, click on the individual links listed below: 

The following information can be found online:

  • Application Procedure and 2017-2018 essay questions;
  • Application form;
  • Bulletin / Listing of Carnegie programs and required skills and background.

PLEASE NOTE! All application materials must be coordinated through Kelly Thornburg, the University of Iowa's coordinating official for the Gaither Jr. Fellows Program.

  • The University of Iowa's nominating deadline is Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Nominee applications must be RECEIVED by TBA Second week of January 2018