Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship for College Graduates

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Fellows will choose to work with one of the 20+ organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, Fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for Fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Fellows receive a monthly salary and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides support for fellows to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

Some issue areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental and Energy Security, including the Nexus of Climate Change and Energy Use, Conflict, and Resource Scarcity
  • Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex
  • Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, including East Asia, South Asia, Middle East

Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically based on availability of funding. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.

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