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Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.  Their mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business and civil society.  Working together, their centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional and global issues.

The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have serious career interest in the area of international affairs.  Approximately 10-12 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.  Positions are full-time beginning August 1 and include a salary and benefits package.


  • Competitive application required.
    • Due to the International Studies Advising Office Monday of Week 10, Fall Quarter.
    • The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive and requires applicants to be of high academic quality.
  • Nomination by UCSD Nominating Official (Administrated by the International Studies Program).
    • No more than two students per year are nominated per regulations set forth by the Junior Fellows Program.
  • Graduating senior or completion of bachelor's degree within the past academic year.
    • If a student has started graduate studies, they are ineligible for the program.
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest.
  • Language and other skills may be required for certain assignments.

International Studies is the administrative home for the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program. 

This opportunity is open to ALL UCSD majors and application is required.

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Careers with an International Studies Degree

What can I do with an International Studies degree?

Students can pursue careers in public service, private enterprise and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Students can pursue employment in:

  • banking and financial institutions
  • colleges and universities
  • consulting firms
  • cultural and educational exchange organizations
  • development assistance programs
  • federal, state and local governments
  • foundations
  • international organizations
  • media outlets
  • non-governmental organizations
  • policy research centers
  • private voluntary organizations
  • trade associations
  • transnational corporations

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UCSD Alumni

International Studies alumni are part of a larger network.  UCSD Alumni represents more than 150,000 alumni from the six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools.

The mission of UCSD Alumni is to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship of alumni and students with UC San Diego.  We invite you to learn more about additional opportunities and to participate in UCSD Alumni Association activities and events.


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    • Connect 1:1 with current UCSD International Studies students, share your expertise & help students think through their academic and professional aspirations.

International Studies Alumni

We encourage all of our alumni to stay involved with International Studies!

  • International Studies LinkedIn Group
    • Network with other International Studies Alumni & see what sort of career path they have decided to pursue.
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter
    • One of the best ways to keep your network active is by subscribing to our newsletters to keep in touch with each other, ask advice, network, promote events, and relay job opportunities.
  • Check out GPS Events
    • The International Studies Program is now joined with the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).  One of the great perks is that our students and alumni have access to many of the interesting events that are happening at UCSD.  Many of these events are free and open to the public, although registration is often required.
  • Director of ISP & GPS Alumni Affairs
    • We are pleased to have Nurit Mandel as the Director of ISP & GPS Alumni Affairs.  In the future we look forward to creating regional International Studies Alumni Chapters, having events to increase alumni networking as well as involvement with current International Studies students.

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ISP Alumni & Graduate Schools

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