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.
  • All fellowships begin on August 1st. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year.


  • 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.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. Anyone who has started graduate studies is ineligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program). The program accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.


  • 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 Rondey Walkes.
  • Center for International Studies is the MIT designated nominating institution and may submit up to two nominations for each year’s James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program. Starting this year, Carnegie is welcoming a third application if one or more of those nominees is from a historically underrepresented group.

    Applications must be received by MIT CIS ( by Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The successful applications will be selected by CIS and forwarded to the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program. Each nominating institution must make its nominations to Carnegie no later than January 15, 2022.