The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. Founded in 1987 to develop and train the next generation of leaders on a range of peace and security issues, the program has awarded 179 fellowships to date.
Scoville Fellows work with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations. They may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public eduction and advocacy on a range of security issues, including nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, diplomacy, regional conflicts, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. In supporting the goals of their host organization, fellows may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and congressional hearings. Fellows are supervised by senior level staff and often have the opportunity to publish articles, blogs, facetsheets, or reports. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.
- Alliance for Peacebuilding
- Arms Control Association
- Brookings Institution
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Center for Arms
- Control and Non-Proliferation Center for Nonproliferation Studies
- Center for Public Integrity
- Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
- Green Cross International Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
- Institute for Science and International Security National
- Security Archive, etc.
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,200 monthly salary, basic health insurance compensation, alumni and board mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend for professional development.