The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship funds college graduates to spend six to nine months working on key issues of peace and security in Washington, DC. Recruited for either a spring or fall fellowship, Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. They have the opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups.
Scoville Fellows may focus on:
- Arms control and nonproliferation
- Conflict prevention and resolution
- Defense budget
- Environmental and energy security
- Terrorism prevention
- Other international security issues
Fellows attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.
Salary, benefits, stipend: $2,800 monthly; health insurance; $1,000 for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes
NOTE: Oct. 2015 deadline for Spring 2016 fellowship, Jan. 2016 deadline for Fall 2016 fellowship