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Call for Applications: National Interest Young Leaders Fellowship

The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce an exciting new fellowship program for young foreign policy leaders, thinkers and writers with support from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The Center will select five Resident Fellows and twenty Non-Resident Fellows for a ten-month term commencing November 2, 2015 and concluding August 26, 2016.

Resident Fellows will engage in the full range of the Center’s activities, including conducting independent research and writing, engaging with senior foreign policy leaders through the Center’s programming and a special seminar series, and supporting the Center and its magazine The National Interest in their ongoing operations. Resident Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,000 per month during the program.

Non-Resident Fellows will also pursue independent research and writing and participate in Center programs and the seminar series. Non-Resident Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the program.

Both Resident and Non-Resident Fellows will have the opportunity to write for The National Interest’s web site,


Applicants for Resident and Non-Resident Fellows should have completed at least a B.A./B.S. in international relations, political science, history and economics.

Applicants should submit the following materials in electronic form to Fellowship Program Coordinator, Center for the National Interest, at [email protected]:

- A resume/curriculum vitae including educational and work experience and two professional references

- A personal statement, up to 1,000 words, explaining the applicant’s interest in the program at the Center for the National Interest

- An essay, up to 2,000 words, providing the applicant’s perspective on the purpose of America’s international leadership

- A signed certification form [Download .pdf formFellowship Program Certification]

Applications are due by October 9; the Center will announce selections on October 16. Resident Fellow applicants should be available to commence the fellowship in Washington on November 2.

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