2014 Scoville Peace Fellowship Program for Recent Graduates

Deadline: October 1, 2013

The Scoville Fellowship is now accepting applications for the spring 2014 fellowship that will begin between January 15 and April 1, 2014. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Supported by a salary, 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.

The purpose of this highly-competitive national fellowship program is to provide recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts.

Salary and Benefits

Fellows receive a salary of $2,700 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.

Selection Criteria

  • This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington.
  • Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment.
  • They are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.
  • 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 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.
  • Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as
    • Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decisionmakers, or rallies
    • Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization
    • Active participation in conferences
    • Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media
  • 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.

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