Scoville Fellow

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six- to nine-month fellowships with nongovernment organizations in Washington, DC, including Global Zero, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues.

Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-six organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of alumni, board, and staff, fellows select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. At Global Zero, a Scoville Fellow would join our team and support efforts to advance the Global Zero Action Plan for the phased, verifiable elimination of all nuclear weapons, which at this stage means (1) generating multilateral dialogue among nuclear-armed states on risk reduction, (2) supporting U.S.-Russia negotiations for a New START follow-on treaty, and the (3) establishment of nuclear No-First-Use as a universal norm. Under the supervision of our Program Director, the Fellow will be expected to conduct research and analysis, draft policy briefs and fact sheets, develop public engagement and educational resources, contribute to press materials, and publish articles under their own name (with ample support and encouragement by our team). They will also work to support the activities of thought leaders and influencers on issues of nuclear risk reduction and disarmament.

Fellows will have the opportunity to attend lively discussions on priority issues, including meetings of our high-level working groups involving former senior government officials and national security experts working to develop bold and politically feasible recommendations for nuclear-armed governments to advance nuclear risk reduction and disarmament. They will also attend topical convenings (COVID-permitting) in Washington, DC, including events on Capitol Hill and discussions hosted by other nongovernmental organizations and initiatives.

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. Fellows receive a salary of $3,400 per month and additional compensation for health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

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