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HERBERT SCOVILLE JR. PEACE FELLOWSHIP (FULLY FUNDED, USA)

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Job Description
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month paid 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,  peacebuilding, and atrocity prevention: conventional arms trade; environmental 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 disciplines and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the federal government, academia, and media.

Qualifications
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.

Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an monthly rate of $3,500 and receive basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, a small stipend for professional development purposes, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2024 Fellowship–October 2, 2023
  • Fall 2024 Fellowship–January 8, 2024

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.

Starting Dates for Fellowship
  • Spring Fellowship–begin between January 15 and April 1
  • Fall Fellowship–begin between July 15 and October 1

As of December 2021, Scoville Fellows are working remotely and will continue to do so until the need for social distancing ends and our participating organizations return to working in their offices. When it is safe for staff to return to working in person, we will require the current fellows to move to Washington, DC. The program covers the cost of new fellows moving to DC to begin their fellowship.

To apply visit: https://scoville.org/overview/

Contact Information and Social Media
[email protected]
www.scoville.org
Facebook facebook.com/ScovilleFellowship
Instagram instagram.com/scovillefellowship/
Twitter @ScovillePF

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