One year work placement as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Application Deadline

November 22, 2024 at 5:00 PM

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Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen, Non-US Citizen, DACA Recipient

When to Apply

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?



The Gaither Junior Fellowship funds one year of work as a research associate reporting to a Carnegie Endowment senior fellow. Junior Fellows conduct research for Carnegie publications, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. Applicants must be nominated by Duke to compete for the award.

    Application Timeline
    Deadline for complete Campus Application, including resume, transcript, and essaysFriday, November 22, 12p.m. (noon)
    Deadline for all letters of recommendation sent to: ncs-ousf@duke.eduFriday, November 22, 12p.m. (noon)
    Duke nominees named by NCSMid-December



    The fellowship is a paid, full-time position lasting 10-12 months at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Salary is approximately $48,000 plus benefits and a small relocation package. 

    Scholars also gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement.


    Applicants must be graduating seniors or Duke alumni having graduated in the last academic year and have not yet begun graduate school. Eligibility is open to applicants of all nationalities who are eligible to work in the U.S.

    Selection criteria

    • Research experience
    • Relevant academic/work experience
    • Quality of the written materials and interview

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