Internal Deadline: Monday November 7, 2016

Applicants need to upload the following application materials to the Sakai site by the internal deadline: the 3-page thought piece, the 1-page personal statement, a 1-2 page resume, an unofficial transcript, and a list of two likely recommenders. Here are the instructions for the two essays. Seniors not yet on the Sakai site and graduates from the past year who are interested in applying should contact Jennifer Locke or Larissa Rudova for instructions.


The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The Endowment provides 8-10 Junior Fellowships to recent graduates aiming for careers in international affairs.

Programs Funded

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, international economics, migration and Russian/Eurasian issues. 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 for scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Some Fellows work on Foreign Policy magazine. The award includes monthly compensation and benefits.


Graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year but who have not yet started graduate studies. There is no restriction as to major, but applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework in the area of international affairs or economics. U.S. citizenship is not required, however applicants must be eligible to accept employment in this country.

Selection Criteria

While there is no official GPA minimum, a very high level of academic achievement is expected. Applicants should also be able to produce an informed and well-crafted essay on one of several set topics in international relations. Essay topics are changed each year, and are related to the projects in which Junior Fellows may be appointed.

Application/Nomination Process

A select list of colleges and universities, of which Pomona is one, may each nominate up to two candidates per year. Program materials including new essay topics are sent out in mid-October, and internal deadlines are normally in November, to allow time for advisors to work with nominees over the winter break since the national deadline for receipt of applications may be before spring classes start. Of thirty finalists selected for interview,  8-10 become Junior Fellows.


CEIP Junior Fellows Program