Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process and please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements.

Current Class

  • Mayss Al Alami
    Colorado College—Middle East Program
  • Gustavo Berrizbeitia
    Northwestern University—Democracy and Rule of Law Program
  • Alexis Dale-Huang
    University of Southern California—Asia Program (China Studies)
  • Alli Divine
    Northwestern University—Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
  • Gareth Fowler
    Swarthmore College—Democracy and Rule of Law Program
  • Ann Himes
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln—Russia and Eurasia Program
  • Smriti Kumble
    American University—Energy and Climate Program
  • Matthew Lillehaugen
    Concordia College—South Asia Program
  • Feng Lin
    Swarthmore College—Asia Program (Economics and Japan Studies)
  • Rachel Mitnick
    Cornell University—Executive Office
  • Nicole Ng
    Yale University—Russia and Eurasia Program
  • Thu-An Pham
    Stanford University—Nuclear Policy Program
  • Katherine Pollock
    Brown University—Middle East Program
  • Kathryn Taylor
    Emory University—Nuclear Policy Program and Cyber Policy Initiative

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