Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Award

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

MIT is an eligible institution for a research fellows program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


  • Carnegie runs an annual national competition to select from 12-14 graduating seniors to be research fellows in its DC offices.
  • Successful applicants are matched with a senior associate—academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world—to work on a variety of international affairs issues.


  • Applicants must be MIT graduating seniors or have graduated from MIT within the past year. They may not have started graduate school.
  • Applicants do not have to be US citizens but they must be eligible to work in the US for the year of the fellowship.


  • PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES MUST APPLY THROUGH CIS. MIT/CIS is allowed to nominate TWO candidates each year. Up to two applications will be selected by CIS and forwarded to the Carnegie Endowment for the national competition.
  • Anyone interested in applying should contact John Congdon.
The 2019 application cycle is closed.  Information about the 2020 application cycle will be released in October 2019.