South Asia Junior Fellowship

The Henry L. Stimson Center
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description

The Henry L. Stimson Center's South Asia Program welcomes applications from highly-motivated graduating seniors or individuals who have completed their undergraduate studies in the past year for its inaugural cohort of Junior Fellows.


The one-year, full-time fellowship will provide individuals with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent, engage the South Asia policy community in Washington, and experience working at a dynamic think tank with close interaction with senior staff and researchers. Junior Fellows will receive a salary of $3083.33 per month ($37,000 for the full year) as well as health insurance and a transit benefit for the duration of the fellowship.

Junior Fellows will contribute to the Stimson South Asia Program's research on deterrence challenges, crisis dynamics, and great-power competition in Southern Asia, with prospects for co-authoring a written product with program researchers. Fellows will directly engage with U.S. government officials and South Asia scholars in Washington through private meetings, have the opportunity to present their research, and receive professional development trainings. Fellows will also support program initiatives such as South Asian Voices and Nuclear Learning, help facilitate Track II workshops and conferences, and represent Stimson at events at think tanks, universities, and on Capitol Hill.

The Stimson South Asia Junior Fellowship will help emerging analysts develop the research, analytical, writing, and project management skills required to succeed in fields related to peace and security in South Asia. 



  • A strong academic background in: South Asian political, economic, or security issues; nuclear issues; or international relations theory, political theory, or political economy.
  • B.A. in Political Science, International Relations, South Asian Studies, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers in a team environment.
  • A record of academic excellence.
  • Precise editing skills (work experience in university writing center or newspaper a plus).
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for the full twelve months of the fellowship following graduation.

Desirable Skills

  • Ability and interest in working with quantitative data.
  • Hindi, Urdu, or Mandarin language skills.
  • Event management experience.
  • Experience living/working in South Asia and/or work in intercultural settings.

Application instructions

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