Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
September 18, 2016
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 165 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.
Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.
Eligibility: Those considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media preferred.Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences.
Application Process: You must submit a cover sheet and full curriculum vitae, a personal essay, a policy/opinion essay, an official transcript, and two letters of reference.
Selection Process: The Fellowship’s board of directors selects the top applicants for Washington interviews. The fellowship pays for travel and accommodations for the finalists during the interview weekend. Interviews take place approximately 12-15 weeks after the application deadline. All unsuccessful applicants will be notified at that time.
Deadline: October 5, 2016 for Spring 2017; January 6, 2017 for Fall 2017