The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month paid fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related disciplines and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the federal government, academia, and media.
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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 directly support public education and advocacy initiatives. Fellows may explore a range of issues, including nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation; conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and atrocity prevention: conventional arms trade; environmental security; defense budget; diplomacy; emerging technology threats; and global health security. They may also attend coalition meetings, congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program.
Applicants are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also encouraged to apply. 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. The program is open to all United States citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who already have a work visa. 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.
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $46,620 ($3,885 per month), and receive basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, a small stipend for professional development purposes, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.
See https://scoville.org/overview/how-to-apply/ for application requirements and the link to the application form. Applications must be submitted via our online form, which is open about one month before each application deadline.
Spring 2024 Fellowship: October 9, 2023 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2024)
Fall 2024 Fellowship: January 8, 2024 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2024)