Thursday, May 5, 2016

Half-Time Position for May or Recent Grad Interested in International Peace and Security Issues

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship seeks to hire a talented self-starter interested in international peace and security and related fields for a half-time Program Associate position.
The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows contribute to the work of their office through research, writing, public education, and advocacy. They may focus on arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. They attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.
The Program Associate will work with the Program Director and have the following responsibilities:
Publicizing the fellowship to raise the profile and increase applications
Strengthening social networking, including our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
Creating new social media content (e.g. listicles, short videos, etc.)
Helping to organize annual reception and other events for fellows and DC peace and security community
Filming annual reception and interviews with current and former fellows and their supervisors
Assisting in strengthening alumni network
Maintaining and updating website
Creating/formatting print ads
Updating lists of political science, international relations and relevant professors as well as prestigious fellowships offices and college career advisors to send fellowship information
Developing contacts among science, engineering, and environmental studies
Proofreading and editing documents
Processing applications—saving and merging documents, notifying applicants of missing items
Qualifications: BA or BS, expertise in social media and web design, video filming and editing, Adobe Acrobat, detail oriented, good editor, interest in international peace and security issues
Compensation: $18,000/year for 20 hours/week.
Applications will only be accepted from candidates living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Application instructions

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications to perform the responsibilities and their interest in international peace and security, a resume, and the name and contact information of two references by June 1, 2016 to