The 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 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.  

What do Scoville Fellows do?

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, and magazine articles. They have briefed books and reports, have organized talks and conferences, and have been interviewed as experts by the media.

After the Fellowship

Many former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Federal Government, and academia. Following their fellowships, many attend graduate school in political science or international relations.

Who can apply?

Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, or history, the organization does not require any specific major; science majors are particularly encouraged to apply.

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. 

How to Apply

Please see the application requirements listed on the website.