I am pleased to send you information about the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 115 Fellowships since its inception in 1987. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.
Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. They have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, magazine articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Many former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Federal Government, and academia, or attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.
Please encourage those interested in peace and security issues to visit our website at www.scoville.org <http://www.scoville.org> . Although the majority of Scoville Fellows received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, or history, we do not require any specific major; science majors are particularly encouraged to apply. There is no application form; the application requirements are listed on the website, as are links to the websites of each of the twenty-five participating organizations and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. Applications may be submitted via email. A flyer about the program can be printed from www.scoville.org/flyer.html <http://www.scoville.org/flyer.html> The next application deadline is February 2 for the Fall 2009 Fellowship.
All U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals residing in the United States, are eligible to apply; non-U.S. citizens living outside of the United States are not.
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the Fellowship.
Paul D. Revsine
Herbert Scoville J. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-4100 x2110