Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

  • Fellowship
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Washington, DC
  • Salary: $3,200 per month plus medical and professional development allowance
  • This is a 6-9 month full time fellowship in Washington D.C.
  • 1 October 2019

Website Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide 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 small group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. In the Program’s first thirty years, one hundred and seventy-one fellowships have been awarded.

Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.

Scoville Fellows are selected from an international pool of distinguished applicants. 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.

The goals of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program are to:

  • provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, DC;
  • develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service;
  • contribute to the critically important work of the participating nonprofit, public-interest organizations; and
  • continue the work of Herbert Scoville, Jr. by encouraging young people to contribute to this field.

Generous funding for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is provided by:

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • New-Land Foundation
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • Rockefeller Family & Associates
  • Adam and Stephanie Scoville
  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation

Salary and Benefits

Fellows receive a salary of $3,200 per month and basic health insurance compensation, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.


The application deadline for the Fall 2019 semester has passed and we are no longer accepting additional applications. The next deadline is October 1, 2019 for the Spring 2020 semester, which will begin between January 15 and April 1, 2020.

To apply for this job please visit scoville.org.

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