Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Nondegree
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    U.S. and non-U.S. citizens living in United States
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Issues of peace and security
  • Opportunity ID 22749
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 6 to 9 months

Opportunity Description

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program seeks applications from recent college and graduate school graduates for full-time, six- to nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC. The fellowship’s goal is to allow recent college graduates to gain practical knowledge and expertise by assisting nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues. Outstanding individuals will be chosen to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Candidates with a strong interest in these issues and prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy are encouraged to apply.

Organized by: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 21, 2022 (Fall 2022 Fellowship) & October 3, 2022 (Spring 2023 Fellowship)
Fellowship Starting Date: Between January 15 and April 1, 2023 (Spring fellowship) & Between July 15 and October 1, 2022 (Fall Fellowship)

Benefits of Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program:
  • Scoville Fellows will be assigned to one of the program’s twenty-six participating organizations.
  • Fellows will choose a placement that best matches their interests and the host organization’s needs with the help of alumni, board members, and staff.
  • Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision, and guidance for the work of fellows.
  • Except for Congressional lobbying, fellows may engage in various activities that support the goals of their host organization, such as research, writing, and organizing.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • United States citizens living in the United States or abroad are eligible to apply.
  • Non-U.S. citizens may apply only if they live in the United States and have a work visa valid for the fellowship duration. Non-U.S. citizens living in countries other than the United States are ineligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Have a background and a strong interest in one or more of the fellowship’s approved policy issues.
  • Outstanding academic achievements
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is strongly preferred.
  • Considering a career in international peace and security with nonprofits, the federal government, academia, or the media.
  • Individuals with no prior public interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area will be given preference.
Required Information & Documents to be included in the application form:


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  • CV
  • Personal Essay (max. 750 words) 
  • A policy/opinion essay (max. 750 words) Answering the question: What is the most emerging severe threat to international peace and security, and why is it so?
  • Academic Transcripts (in a single pdf, records of each obtained degree)
  • 2 letters reference (word or pdf file)

Other Information: 

  • Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Semester for which you are applying
  • The semester for which you’re applying
  • Names, email addresses, addresses, and phone numbers of your 2 references (whether these letters are included with your materials or will be emailed separately).
  • List 5-6 of the participating organizations you would like to collaborate with if selected as a Scoville Fellow. Review the list of organizations to see if they can host a fellow during the upcoming term.
How to apply for Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program?

If you’re eligible and interested, you can apply online through the Submittable forms; before beginning the Scoville Fellowship application, you must first create a Submittable account.

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Submission Email: [email protected]

Check the scoville’s official announcement for further information

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