Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.  Scoville Fellows will work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations for a six-to-nine month period.

Eligibility Requirements
See website for details.

Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC.  The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings.  See website for further details.

Application Deadline
Early January for fall program
Early October for spring program

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Delegation of the European Union to the United States Internships

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America offers internships to young university graduates with no, or only limited (one year maximum), relevant professional experience, as well as to students in the final years of university where the traineeship is a complement to their academic training.

The internship program offers dynamic individuals the opportunity to learn about the work of one of the EU’s largest and most active diplomatic missions and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the EU-US relationship.  Interns hone important skills in the field of international relations and acquire practical experience in a specialize area of the Delegation’s work.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have completed a minimum of three years of university-level courses, preferable in political science, law, economics, development studies, environmental studies, human rights/humanitarian law or communications
  • be fluent in English
  • be computer literate

See website for further eligibility requirements.

All internships are unpaid.

Application Deadline
Mid-February for Summer Semester internships
Mid-May for Fall Semester internships
Mid-September for Spring Semester internships

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White House Fellows Program

Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study US policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

Applicants must:

  • be US citizens
  • not be an employee of the federal government (unless they are career military personnel)
  • have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions

Fellows receive a salary and benefits from the agency for which they work. White House Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.

Deadline to Apply

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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Program is an international exchange program named in honor of the National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell. Funded by the US Congress, the fellowship program supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to undertake independent research on democratic challenges worldwide.

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows spend five months in residence at the NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during Fall or Spring, where they participate in the following activities:

  • conduct independent research and writing while reflecting on lessons learned;
  • engage in capacity-building seminars and workshops;
  • exchange ideas and establish contacts with counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and
  • impact democratic development in their country, region or field through presentations, projects and products.

Fellowships include a monthly stipend, health insurance, office space, research support, and round-trip travel to Washington, D.C. See the website for further details.

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German Historical Institute

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC is an internationally recognized center for advanced study. It serves as a transatlantic bridge connecting American and European scholars and seeks to make their research accessible to decision-makers in politics, society, and economy as well as the general public. See the website for fellowships and research grants, as well as programs for junior scholars.

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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship and Internship Program

Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years. Numerous fellowships are available, listed on the website by application deadline. See website for further information.

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John Lewis Fellowship

As the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, the John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues during a month-long, summer program in Atlanta, Georgia. Fellows in the John Lewis Fellowship will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, visit historical sites around Atlanta, and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and Poland.

All sophomores, junior, seniors and recent graduates from US colleges or universities are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship. There is no minimum GPA requirement.

Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation, accommodation and day-to-day transportation during the fellowship program. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round‑trip airfare to and from Atlanta. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

Deadline to Apply

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