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Want Interesting Work That Matters?
Consider a UCS internship!
- Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference AND gain useful work experience at the same time?
- Would you like to work with people who know how to influence public policy?
Then consider applying for one of our internships.
Please note that these internships vary in length and time offered.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do I need?
We expect all applicants to have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with computers.
What are the hours, and will I get paid?
Most of our internships are full-time with regular business hours (9-5, Monday through Friday) with one paid hour for lunch. All interns receive a competitive salary. Please see individual listings for salary information.
What if I’m not a U.S. citizen?
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be able to provide an employment authorization document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
How do I apply?
See instructions for each internship below.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is one of the organizations where Scoville Fellows can elect to work.
Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.
Scoville Fellows are selected from an international pool of distinguished applicants. Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
For information on how to apply, please visit the Scoville Peace Fellowship website.