Scoville Peace Fellowship in DC

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. Founded in 1987 to develop and train the next generation of leaders on a range of peace and security issues, the program has awarded 176 fellowships to date.

Scoville Fellows work with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations. They may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education and advocacy on a range of security issues, including nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, diplomacy, regional conflicts, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping, that support the goals of their host organization, and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows are supervised by senior level staff and often have the opportunity to publish articles, blogs, or reports. 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 taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, board and alumni mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

Application Deadlines:
Spring 2018 — October 2, 2017 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2018)
Fall 2018 — January 5, 2018 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2018)

For further information, program description and application requirements, visit 

Additional contacts:
phone: (202) 446-1565
Twitter: @ScovillePF