James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides a substantive work experience for students who have serious international affairs career interest. Students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

About the Scholarship

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations 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, publication, and education. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides a substantive work experience for students who have a serious interest in an international affairs career. Students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

The award provides a monthly stipend, subject to federal, state, and local taxes, and a generous benefits package is provided; including medical, dental, and life insurance. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Below is a list of the junior fellow positions open for the 2020-21 program year. See the 2020-21 Information Packet for more information: Gaither 2020-21 Information Packet

  • Democracy, Conflict, and Governance
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Technology and International Affairs/ Cyber Policy
  • Middle East (Strong reading fluency in Arabic needed)
  • South Asia
  • China (Asia Program) (Mandarin Chinese reading skills recommended)
  • Japan (Asia Program) (Japanese reading skills required)
  • Economics (Asia Program) (Mandarin Chinese reading skills recommended
  • Russia and Eurasia (Excellent Russian reading skills required)
  • Geoeconomics and Strategy

Eligibility

  • Graduating senior or graduated during the last academic year.
  • Individuals who have started graduate studies are not eligible.
  • Attending and nominated by a participating university. 
  • International students may be eligible.

Application Process

Dartmouth can nominate two graduating seniors or recent graduates each year for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program. To learn how to apply for nomination and see relevant deadlines, please see our Canvas site.