Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers up to twelve one-year internships at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Gaither Junior Fellows assist with research and editing for Carnegie senior scholars in areas including nuclear nonproliferation, foreign policy, democracy and governance, technology policy, economics, and regional studies. Junior Fellows are paid a monthly salary and receive health insurance.

Penn Deadline: November 30, 2019


Penn’s Application Process

The Gaither Junior Fellows program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of November 30, 2019.

  • Materials for the Gaither Junior Fellows program application are available here.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, complete a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender.
  • Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form. Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines the Gaither application form, cover essay (1 page, double-spaced, on why you wish to become a Junior Fellow), CV or resume (1-2 pages), unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and essay for the program for which you are applying (3 pages).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  


Contact Information

Lauren Orr
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Fellowship Availability

Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Research Work/Service

Fellowship Eligibility

Senior Alumni