Foreign Policy for America Foundation (FPAF) is an organization that improves the lives of Americans by increasing understanding and encouraging the adoption of foreign policies that keep Americans safe and out of conflicts, promote shared prosperity, and are true to our country’s highest values. Our sister organization Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) is a non-partisan, membership based organization working to strengthen support for principled American engagement in the world. Our congressionally-focused policy agenda covers twenty of the most pressing foreign challenges, which we work on directly and in partnership with our national membership and allied organizations. One element of that work is our Legislative Scorecard, which we develop in consultation with coalition partners and members of our advisory board to spotlight the voting records of Members of Congress on our issues.
A Scoville Fellow would work closely with and under the supervision of our Policy Team, which is currently comprised of three staff members all based in Washington, DC. Alex Stapleton is our Senior Climate Policy Advisor and leads the organization’s work to advance a more climate-forward foreign policy agenda. Colby Harriman is our Diplomacy Policy Associate and leads work to revitalize U.S. tools of diplomacy, including State Department reform and Congressional reauthorizations for the State Department. Esther Im is our Peace and Security Policy Advisor where she leads on policy related to China, Iran, North Korea, and nuclear issues. We are a tight knit, collaborative organization and fellows would have an opportunity to work closely with FP4A’s other staff across our Outreach, Communications, and Political Teams.
Fellows will gain hands-on experience with foreign policy issues and advocacy, the politics of foreign policy, as well as non-profit management and administration. According to their specific interest in either our Climate Change or Peace and Security work, Fellows would get to engage in research and analysis on relevant policy issues and contribute to educational efforts on Capitol Hill related to climate and peace and security issues. The fellow would have opportunities to participate in and help organize public and closed policy briefings and discussions hosted by FPAF, as well as participate in related discussions and events organized by other DC policy organizations. Based on the interest of the fellow, we may encourage them to publish op-eds or articles in their area of specialization. We will also work with our fellow to identify mentors from within our incredible membership network, which comprises former diplomats and public servants, academics, and current and retired national security professionals.