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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
public-interest organizations 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
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.
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.