The Carnegie Junior Fellows program is a very selective, paid postgraduate internship program for students who have a serious interest in international affairs. Following graduation, fellows spend one year working for a research associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in one of their research divisions including areas such Democracy and Rule of Law, Energy and Climate, International Economics and Nuclear Policy. Find more information about the program here.
Peter Bassine (POLS & PHIL ’16) from Milford, CT is an Honors student and three-time New England Scholar. A recipient of the Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship (2015), awarded to seniors with a commitment to international public service, Peter was an intern in the Washington DC office of Congressman Jim Himes in the spring of 2014 in addition to interning with a Chicago law firm and the Connecticut State Police. His interests in international politics and philosophy have led to an independent research project on the democratic legitimacy of judicial review and a proposal to conduct independent research on Finland’s strategic posture and NATO membership via the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. He is also a founding member and editor-in-chief of the new UConn Undergraduate Political Review, publishing opinion and analytical essays four times a year. As a Carnegie Junior Fellows nominee, Peter aspires to work with a Senior Fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program.