Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Creating the next generation of scholars, activists, and practitioners in international peace and security.

Washington, DC   |  www.scoville.org

Mission

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues. The fellowship ensures a pipeline of the brightest, most dedicated, and diverse next-generation experts into leading think tanks and advocacy groups in order to inspire creative new approaches to the pervasive challenges to peace and security. Its goal is to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world by providing an entree for mission-driven grads eager to learn about and contribute to public-interest organizations.

Ruling year info

1992

President

Mr. Stephen Miles

Main address

820 1st Street, NE Suite LL-180

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

52-1755133

NTEE code info

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Arms Control, Peace Organizations (Q41)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The problem we are seeking to address is the critical need to recruit and train recent college and graduate school alumni to learn about and help develop creative and lasting solutions to some of the world's most pressing security challenges, including the myriad threats posed by weapons, wars, and terrorism. Specifically, we are concerned with reducing and securing weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and cyber weapons; environmental security risks; global conflicts within and among countries; emerging technology threats; and strengthening international agreements and treaties to resolve these issues diplomatically. Our program is focused on the continuing need to develop the next generation of scholars, activists, and practitioners who can help address these and other emerging problems.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides the opportunity for recent college and graduate school alumni interested in international peace and security issues to work with participating think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows are supervised by senior-level staff and contribute to the efforts of their host institution through research, writing, public education, and/or advocacy. Fellows may focus on a range of issues including nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and environmental security. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and networking events with former fellows.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

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Population(s) Served

Adults

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Scoville Fellows may work with any of our 26 participating nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC that focus on international peace and security issues.

Number of meetings held with decision makers

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Population(s) Served

Adults

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Scoville Fellowship arranges meetings for the current fellows to speak with policy experts to discuss international security issues and seek career advice.

Number of alumni working on or studying international relations or public policy issues

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of Scoville Fellowship alumni currently working on international relations or other public policy issues or attending law school or other graduate programs.

Number of annual applications

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of applications for the Scoville Fellowship received in a calendar year. We award fellowships in the spring and fall.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to provide opportunities for recent college and graduate school alumni to join the peace and security community each year and work with our participating think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC to learn about and help find solutions to conflict and security challenges. Scoville Fellows contribute to the work of their host institutions through their involvement with research, publications, public education, and/or advocacy efforts. We hope that the Scoville Fellows will develop and maintain a lifelong interest in these issues, and to advance responsible security policy in their careers through work with an NGO, in government, academia, or media, or through their participation with a national or local group working on these issues. We also aim to provide much needed staffing to non-profit organizations focusing on global peace and security issues.

By investing in these young adults and giving them an opportunity to work with senior-level staff at our partner organizations, we are ensuring a steady stream of new talent to energize the research and advocacy groups working to create a more secure and peaceful world.

In order to recruit top candidates from across the country, we employ a variety of strategies. We advertise in relevant print and web publications and online job listings and send emails about the program to political science and international relations, history, and physics/nuclear science professors and to college career advisors and prestigious fellowships offices. We post announcements on our social media about upcoming application deadlines and ask our partner organizations and individuals to repost messages so large numbers of potential applicants in their networks will be aware of the opportunity. Many of our participating groups list information about the fellowship on their website’s page on jobs and internships. Our board members review applications, invite finalists to Washington, DC for interviews, and choose the top candidates as Scoville Fellows. The fellows meet with several organizations to discuss their potential projects, solicit advice on specific groups from board members and current and former fellows, and select the institution that best matches their interests and experience. Soon after starting their fellowships, each of the fellows, their supervisors, and the directors of each host organization or project sign a contract outlining the anticipated activities and policy issues the fellow will focus on. They also sign an agreement listing the requirements of the program regarding the work performed by each fellow. Fellows are supervised by and learn from senior-level staff members. The fellows receive a salary and partial health insurance reimbursement. The fellowship pays for fellows to move to DC to begin their fellowships. Each new fellow selects a mentor from the fellowship board to provide counsel and support and chooses a second mentor from the fellowship alumni. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts who discuss their own careers in international peace and security and provide advice on jobs and graduate school, and schedules happy hours and meals with former fellows and the fellowship president. The executive director communicates with the fellows on a regular basis to ensure that they are happy and productive and speaks with the fellows' supervisors to confirm that the organizations are pleased with their work. On completion of the fellowship, fellows and their supervisors each write an evaluation of the work done by the fellow.

The Scoville Fellowship is overseen by a board of directors whose members have strong backgrounds in a range of international peace and security issues. Many have worked for the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State, members of Congress, and think tanks and advocacy groups. Our board includes several lawyers and people with advanced degrees in international relations. Many board members currently lead or have led non-profit organizations or projects and have extensive experience in management and hiring.

The fellowship has built a network of partner organizations that focus on a range of international peace and security issues, giving newly-selected fellows many options of host institutions at which to spend their fellowship. We have developed an extensive alumni network, allowing new fellows to seek advice from people who are now prominent in the field of international peace and security, NGOs, the federal government, and academia. The increasing profile and prestige of the Scoville Fellowship has allowed our alumni to secure jobs and admission into top graduate schools following the completion of their fellowships.

We continually seek and receive feedback from our fellows and their supervisors, both in the form of discussions with both groups during the fellowship and through the evaluations written by the fellow and his/her supervisor at the end of each fellowship. We fine-tune the program based on these comments.

The Scoville Fellowship has awarded 200 fellowships since 1987, 116 to women and 84 to men. All of them have had an opportunity to learn about how non-profit organizations track policy issues and educate the public and policymakers and interact with the government and media. A large number of our alumni have earned graduate or law degrees; many now hold prominent positions with NGOs, the federal government, and academia, and are involved in the public policy debate on global security and related issues through writing and media appearances. Our website contains lists of and inks to the output of current fellows and alumni.

We hope to be able to increase the number of fellowships we award to offer opportunities to more aspiring policy analysts and activists and to provide much-needed junior staff to our participating organizations.

Financials

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2022
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Board chair

Mr. Stephen Miles

Iram Ali

Jeremy Bratt

Tristan Brown

Nancy Connell

Toby Dalton

Kelsey Davenport

Bridget Moix

Steven Pifer

Anthony Robinson

Madeline Rose

Adam Scoville

Andrew Semmel

Leonard Spector

Laila Ujayli

Paul Walker

Cecili Williams

Lauryn Williams

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