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Political Science and International Relations


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., with one of twenty-five participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. 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.  Fellows have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, 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.

If you are interested in peace and security issues, visit their website at There is no application form; the application requirements are listed on the Web site, as are links to the Web sites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. Applications must be submitted via e-mail. The next application deadline is January 29 for the Fall 2010 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.

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