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National Scholarships and Fellowships

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

In 2013, San Diego State University became a nominating campus for the Junior Fellows Program. This private, nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. 

Junior Fellowships are paid, year-long employment opportunities for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment projects such as the Democracy Program, the Nuclear Policy Program, the Middle East Program and the Asia Program. Only graduating seniors, or students who have graduated within the past academic year, are eligible to apply for this program. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies.

Complete information about the program is available at this link:



Application Information for SDSU Students

The application process for San Diego State University students applying to the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program is now open.

To be considered as an applicant from San Diego State University, be sure to do the following:

Complete the current application form.

To request the application, please contact Dr. James Tarbox (via email:

To learn about the program and see FAQs, go to:

Submit your completed application as a PDF document to Dr. James Tarbox (via email:
by Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm.

A campus review team will review and recommend student applicants on or before January 6, 2017.

Students will be informed of the status of their applications by January 9, 2017.

James C. Gaither Scholarship Student Interest Form

Complete the form below if you are interested in appylying to the Carnegie Scholarship.


About the Junior Fellows Program

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, receiving hands-on exposure to international policy-making.

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
  • Organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials
  • Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year.

Junior Fellows Program Campus Advisor:

Dr. James Tarbox, Executive Director, Career Services