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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Washington, D.C., USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

See http://scoville.org/apply/application-information/ for complete information and application requirements.

Application Deadlines 
Spring 2020 Fellowship: October 11, 2019 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2020)
Fall 2020 Fellowship: January 6, 2020 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2020)
 

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 public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.
 

Areas of Responsibility: 

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 and peacebuilding: conventional arms trade; environmental and energy security; defense budget; diplomacy; and emerging technology threats. 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.

Educational Background: 
Candidates must have completed college or graduate school by the time they begin the fellowship.
Skills/Experience: 

Applicants are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible 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. 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.

Compensation/Benefits: 

Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $39,600 ($3,300 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. 
 

How to Apply: 

See http://scoville.org/apply/application-information/ for complete information and application requirements.

Application Deadlines 
Spring 2020 Fellowship: October 11, 2019 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2020)
Fall 2020 Fellowship: January 6, 2020 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2020)
 

Additional Information: 

This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. We are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the federal government, academia, or media. Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments 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. Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as:

  • Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decision-makers, or rallies
  • Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization
  • Active participation in conferences
  • Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media

For additional information:
[email protected]
www.scoville.org
Facebook facebook.com/ScovilleFellowship
Instagram instagram.com/scovillefellowship/
Twitter @ScovillePF
 

Organization Info

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington, DC
Annual Budget : 
$100-500,000
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
1987
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues. The fellowship ensures a pipeline of the brightest, most dedicated, and diverse next-generation experts into leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC in order to inspire creative new approaches to the pervasive challenges to peace and security.

Programs: 

Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows work full time at the participating organization of their choice. They contribute to their host institutions through research, writing, and multi-media advocacy activities. They create conferences and policy briefings, advocacy platforms, and coalitions. Fellows receive a small stipend for professional development and mentoring from a board member and an alum. The program arranges meetings with policy experts so the fellows can ask about issues and career advice, and schedules networking events for the current and former fellows.
 

Why Work For Us?: 

Our goal is to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world by providing an entree for mission-driven grads eager to learn about and contribute to public-interest organizations. The Scoville Fellowship has a proven track record of attracting talented people with strong academic and advocacy backgrounds in international peace and security issues. The majority of former Scoville Fellows continue to work with public-interest organizations or in government capacities after concluding their fellowships, and many go on to graduate degrees in related fields.
 

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Post Date: 
Sep 23 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 23 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
industry: 
Nonprofit