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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program in USA, 2016

Applications are invited for Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship available for college graduates to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. This is a full-time, six-to-nine month fellowship available to work in Washington, DC. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Fellows receive a salary of $2,800 per month. The application deadline for Spring 2017 Fellowship is October 2, 2017 .

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Issue Areas Covered by the Scoville Fellowship: Arms Control/Disarmam/Non-Proliferation–nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional, Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Defense Budget, Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons, Environmental and Energy Security, including the nexus of climate change and energy use, conflict and resource scarcity, Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex, Export Controls, International Security, Peacebuilding and peacekeeping, Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, Terrorism prevention, including biological and nuclear.
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This is a six-to-nine month fellowship programme in Washington, DC.
Programme Provider: 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, and the Stewart R. Mott Foundation.
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Eligibility: Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.

Open for International Students: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipHerbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is open to applicants from USA.

Description:  The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-seven organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, Fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for Fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): This is a six-to-nine month fellowships programme.

What does it cover? Fellows receive a salary of $2,800 per month and health insurance, 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.

Selection Criteria: This is a highly competitive fellowship designed for people who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington. Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. They are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media. 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.

Notification: The 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 12-15 weeks after the application deadline. All unsuccessful applicants will be notified at that time.

How to Apply: All applications should be send via e-mail. Applicants who do not receive the email response within 24 hours of emailing materials should re-submit their application.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for Spring 2017 Fellowship is October 2, 2017 for spring.

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