Please let your current seniors or recently graduated students (graduated during 2011-12 academic year) involved in social science/public policy/area studies research know about this great opportunity for a paid research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for 2013-14. There are three upcoming information sessions for interested students and alumni to learn about the application and nomination process. It is open to students from all three campuses.
Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2012-13) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2011-12). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and 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, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $36,000 with full benefits). Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.
Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2013-14 projects are:
- Nuclear Policy
- Energy & Climate
- Economics – Economics background required
- Middle East – Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential
- South Asia – Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. Strong background in international relations, political theory or international political economy is essential. Foreign language skills not required.
- Southeast Asian Studies – Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
- Asia – Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Japanese language skills may be helpful
- Russia/Eurasia – Excellent Russian language skills required.
Information sessions will be held:
- Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 173R
- Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 173R
- Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
- Please RSVP to attend at robinc) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. UW Bothell students interested in seeking nomination should contact Natalia Dyba (NDyba) in the UW Bothell Students Services’ Office of Merit Scholarships.
Additional information is available at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/carnegie. And attached is a bulletin for posting if appropriate.