Junior Fellow

Stimson Center
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Nov 23

Position description

The Henry L. Stimson Center (Stimson) is seeking a full-time Junior Fellow to support the Just Security 2020 Program through both research and administrative project activities.

The one-year, full-time fellowship will provide individuals with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of global governance reform innovations in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict management, climate governance, and global cyber-economic management. They will engage closely with the Just Security 2020 global community and networks, including policymakers, scholars, NGO leaders, and United Nations representatives. They will experience working at a dynamic think tank with close interaction with senior staff and researchers. Junior Fellows at Stimson receive a salary of $1,541.66 per payroll ($37,000 for the full year) as well as benefits for the duration of the fellowship.

The fellowship will help develop the research, analytical, writing, and project management skills required to succeed in fields related to peace and security, economic development, climate change, and justice. The fellow will be able to focus on the thematic areas that are of most interest.



  • A strong academic background on issues related to the role of the United Nations and other international organizations in managing or preventing violent conflict, climate change, and/or cascading instability in the interconnected global economy.
  • BA in international relations, political science, international economics, law or other related social sciences.
  • 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 the university writing center or a newspaper is a plus).
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for the full twelve months of the fellowship.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge and interest in the United Nations and/or other multilateral institutions.
  • Event management experience.
  • Communications and advocacy experience (if you have technical skills, you should let us know).

Application instructions

Application Materials

  • A one-page statement of interest laying out the candidate's research interests and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they can contribute to the mission and work of the Just Security 2020 Program and how the fellowship would contribute to their long-term professional growth.
  • A one or two-pages resume including all educational qualifications, study abroad experience, and extracurricular activities, as well as any work experience to date.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) with an academic record of undergraduate and study abroad experience.
  • A writing sample of no more than five pages on a topic related to peace and security, economic development, climate change, or justice.

Selection Process

Completed applications are due December 6, 2019. Interviews will be conducted on 9-12 December and final decisions will be communicated by December 20. The fellowship is expected to begin on January 6, 2020, and continue through December 2020.     

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