The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. 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 related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia. To date, 132 fellowships have been awarded.
Graduating senior or recent graduate. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments 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 an asset. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly preferred. Candidates are required to have completed their undergraduate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to US citizens, although US nationals residing in the US may be considered based on availability of funding. 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 $2,600 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.
6-9 months in Washington, DC.
The number of awards varies. Funding includes $2,500 month stipend. travel expenses to Washington, DC and health insurance.