Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Organization: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Job Title: Scoville Fellow
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: Full time; Annual rate of $31,200 ($2,600 per month)
Position Dates: January 15, 2013 (six – nine months)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2012
Posted On: August 3, 2012
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 salary, 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, 138 fellowships have been awarded.
Scoville Fellows work with one of the twenty-nine participating NGOs in or near Washington, DC. They conduct research, write, and perform public education and advocacy on a range of peace and security issues including arms control and nonproliferation, environmental and energy security, international and regional security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the fellowship.
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.
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the U.S. are not. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
Scoville Fellows work for six to nine months and are paid at an annual rate of $31,200 ($2,600 per month). They receive health insurance and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.
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