The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Program invites recent college and alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest or advocacy.

Program and Purpose

Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-four 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 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 issues.

Salary and Benefits

Fellows receive a salary of $3,100 per month and insurance, plus 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, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

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