Scoville Fellowship Now Seeking Young Leaders: Gain DC Experience in International Peace and Security

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Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship

Sponsored by the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host institution, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, regional security, conflict prevention/ resolution, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Current and former Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellows at the 2017 Scoville Fellowship annual reception


Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

Salary and Benefits

Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $37,200 ($3,100 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a $1,000 stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018 Fellowship: October 2, 2017

Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018

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