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Senior Fellows


The Center for International Policy is seeking international Senior Fellows. Senior Fellows are part of the intellectual powerhouse of CIP. We rely on their background in progressive foreign policy research to inform our analysis and expand our research projects. Senior Fellows identify with CIP’s mission of making a peaceful, just, and sustainable world the central pursuit of U.S. foreign policy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Fellows will be provided with in-house data collection. They will also be supplied with research and analysis assistants to support their work, while they share their extensive knowledge and advice on CIP program structure and analysis, as well as produce individual or collaborative research outputs.

Priority areas include security, nuclear nonproliferation, arms trade, technology, climate change, and regional expertise of Africa. 

Position Status: Non-Resident Fellowship

Location: Remote

Start Date: Immediate

Roles and Responsibilities:

The level of involvement and specific structure of the fellowship will be discussed based on individual candidates’ experience, availability, and CIP’s needs. This will include: 

  • Producing solutions-oriented and policy-relevant analytical research. These can be in the form of research reports and short articles that reflect the message of CIP.

  • Collaborating with like-minded scholars and participating in academic webinars

  • Driving discourse through writing, media, and event opportunities. 

Areas of Interest Include:

  • International Cyber Security and AI 

  • Defense and Security policies

  • Anti-corruption 

  • Climate change

  • Security-related Legislations

Key Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in the field you are applying for 

  • Professional writing experience

  • Relevant university-level education. A post-graduate degree or equivalent in international relations or a related field

  • Regional expertise and residing in the region that you are writing on is a plus. 

  • An expert-level understanding of foreign policy

  • Strong record of professional achievement

  • Spanish or Arabic language skills are advantageous 

How to Apply:


All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. Additionally, please include in your cover letter a research topic or project you plan to pursue during the course of the fellowship. Please attach your cover letter, resume, and writing samples as one document when you apply and send it to Sonya Carter, Director of Finance and Operations, at, with “Non-Resident Fellow” and your desired subject area in the subject line. 

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origins, or sexual orientation. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Non- U.S. citizens and international applicants (especially from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia) are also encouraged to apply. 


The Center for International Policy is an independent nonprofit center for research, public education, and advocacy on U.S. foreign policy. CIP's scholars, researchers, journalists, analysts, and former government officials provide a unique mixture of issue-area expertise, access to high-level officials, media-savvy, and strategic vision. We work to inform the public and decision-makers in the United States on policies to make the world more peaceful, just, and sustainable.

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