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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Washington, DC
1-10 employees
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About Us

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.


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.