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Scoville Peace Fellowship


Spring application period: December to January (for Fall program)
Fall application period: September to October (for Spring program)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Seniors (graduated by Fellowship start) 
  • Alumni (graduated within two years of fellowship start and able to work for 6 months) 
  • Academic or real world background in peace and security issues (recommended) 
  • International students may apply with proper work visa
  • Excellent academic accomplishments
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable
  • Considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media

    Fellows will choose to work with one of the 26 partner organizations: https://scoville.org/organizations/

    Award summary and conditions: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship national fellowship program 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 individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. Fellows also select a board member to serve as a mentor.

    Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides a stipend per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

    Application process: online. All application materials must be emailed to apply@scoville.org. In the subject line write Scoville Application--Last name of applicant. Do not submit more than one copy of your application.

    Application requirements: 

    • Cover sheet
    • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max.)
    • Personal essay (750 words max.)
    • Policy/opinion essay (750 words max.) 
    • Official transcript(s) 
    • Letters of recommendation (2) 

    Note: Transcripts and recommendation letters that cannot be submitted on the online form. They should be emailed to apply@scoville.org.

    Campus representative: Director for Fellowships and Grants

    National committee interview: Yes

    Notification: The Scoville 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 12-14 weeks after the application deadline.  

    Contact information: http://scoville.org/contact/

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