Campus Deadline: 20 December 2023

The Junior Fellows Program is a prestigious 10 – 12 month long professional research fellowship for graduating seniors and recent graduates regardless of their undergraduate academic discipline at one of the world’s leading think tanks dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business and civil society.

The Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior scholar working on CEIP projects. They have the opportunity to conduct research, contribute to op-eds, papers, reports and books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials.

Junior Fellows reside in Washington, DC and receive a monthly salary of $3,916.67, subject to federal, state and local taxes. They also receive a generous benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements; however, they will  be provided up to $1,500 in relocation support.

The Program begins on 1 September and ends on 30 June annually. Some fellowships may extend through 31 August by mutual agreement between the research program and the Junior Fellow.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • No citizenship requirements
  • Seniors and graduates within the past academic year who have not taken any graduate coursework
  • Outstanding critical thinking, communication and organizational skills
  • Language and discipline expertise/knowledge as indicated by the List of Program Topics and Skills Sought

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