The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month paid fellowships with NGOs in Washington, DC, including CSIS, focusing on arms control, conflict resolution, peace, diplomacy, and international security issues.

The next application deadline is October 18 for the spring 2022 semester that will begin between January 15 and April 1, 2022.

As of December 2020, Scoville Fellows are working remotely and will continue to do so until the need for social distancing ends and our participating organizations return to working in their offices. However, we require that all new Scoville Fellows move to Washington, DC by the start of their fellowship to be ready to work at their office when it is safe to do so. The program covers the cost of new fellows moving to DC to begin their fellowship.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni 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, academia, and media. To date, 200 fellowships have been awarded.