|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||November 30, 2012 (noon)|
|Campus Interview:||December 5, 2012 (anticipated)
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||January 10, 2013 (noon)|
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from www.carnegieendowment.org
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 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 from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates in one of the Endowment’s program areas. The 2012 – 2032 project areas are:
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, journalists and government officials.
Carnegie Fellowships are one-year (August 1 through July 31) full-time, paid positions. Junior Fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month ($36,000 per year) 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.
Eligibility. The application process is highly competitive. Approximately 5% of applicants are ultimately selected for positions. Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.
Bowdoin's Internal Selection Process. To obtain a Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program application form interested students should contact Emily Briley in the Office of Student Fellowships and Research after the third week in October, at which time the forms should be available. Applications for the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program are not available online.
Bowdoin is allowed to nominate two students annually to the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program. To be considered, applicants must submit the materials listed below to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research by the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline” (see above). Bowdoin’s Selection Committee will review these materials and those applicants determined to be most competitive will be contacted to schedule a campus interview. Based on these materials and the campus interview, the Committee will determine which students will receive Bowdoin’s nomination.
The above items can be either hand-delivered to Emily Briley in 113 Kanbar or emailed as PDFs to Emily Briley (email@example.com). Either means of delivery is equally acceptable.
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your materials and to secure your letters of recommendation by the relevant deadline. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” each Bowdoin nominee must submit the items listed below to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research, which will send all materials directly to the program for further consideration.
More about the Selection Process. The application process is highly competitive. Approximately 5% of the applicants are ultimately selected for positions. The Carnegie Endowment’s Selection Committee chooses approximately 25 applicants for interview. Those not selected for interviews will be notified during the month of February. “Finalists” are interviewed in February or early March and will be notified of selection/non-selection no later than March 31. Applicants are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.