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International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group is an independent organization working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group aspires to be the preeminent organization providing independent analysis and advice on how to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. We combine expert field research, analysis and engagement with policymakers across the world in order to effect change in the crisis situations on which we work. We endeavor to talk to all sides and in doing so to build on our role as a trusted source of field-centered information, fresh perspectives and advice for conflict parties and external actors.

Field research and engagement are at the heart of Crisis Group’s global monitoring of actual and potential conflicts and inform our detailed policy advice. Crisis Group staff are based all over the world and cover some 70 actual and potential conflicts. Our staff members (approximately 150) and consultants are drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including academia, civil society, diplomacy, and media. Our access to political leaders and decision-makers allows us to be influential in power centers such as Washington, Brussels, New York, and London – as well as global capitals such as Ankara, Bogotá, Doha, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi.

The Scoville Fellow’s work would span conflicts and provide them with an opportunity to interact with the majority of the organization, including analysts visiting from the field. The small nature of the Washington, DC advocacy team ensures the fellow will gain first-hand experience of how a policy organization conducts advocacy in Washington, DC. The fellow would track foreign policy developments in Washington related to Crisis Group’s work, monitor, and summarize official U.S. government documents, distribute and amplify research among key Washington audiences, and contribute to research and writing projects. Among other duties, they would also assist in organizing, attending, and taking notes at meetings and events in Congress, at the State Department, the Department of Defense, and USAID.