NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator – www.scholarships.umd.edu
Attention Seniors and Recent Grads with Strong International Affairs Experience/Studies!!!
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE - JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM - http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows
Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. (See the list of next year’s specific project areas below.)
Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st, 2014) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package (see details further below).
Carnegie Junior Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges.
IMPORTANT: Applicants for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program must be nominated by their University. The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate two (2) students for the national competition.
WHO CAN APPLY: All nationalities eligible; Current Seniors AND alumni who graduated in the 12-13 academic year; minimum 3.8 GPA; applicants should have coursework and other specific experiences strongly related to one of the 2014-15 project areas (see below);
Please note: Students who have started graduate studies are NOT eligible.
***If you are interested in learning more about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and Maryland’s nomination process, please read the message below and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – please attach a resume to your reply highlighting experiences relevant to this opportunity.***
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR MARYLAND NOMINATION: December 10, 2013
2014 – 2015 RESEARCH AREAS: Candidates should have significant coursework and/or other experiences in any of the various project areas described below. In addition, quantitative and/or advanced language skills may be required for some positions. Please read these additional preferences closely.
-Energy and Climate
-Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
-South Asian Studies - Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: foreign language skills not required.
-China Studies (Asia Program) - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
-Japan Studies (Asia Program) - Japanese language skills required.
-Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) - Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
-Economics (Asia Program) - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
-Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The monthly salary is $3,083 ($37,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.
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Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085