Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected 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.
Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-five 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.
Award / Eligibility Details:
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. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
Fellows receive a salary of $3,000 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow. Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.
Deadline: Early October each year for Spring semester; Early January each year for Fall semester
Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate, Post-Undergraduate
Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program
Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Location: United States
Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National
For more information: http://scoville.org/