Roger L. Hale Fellowship

“The world needs new leaders committed to the vision of a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons.” 
– Roger Hale, Chair Emeritus, Ploughshares Fund

Roger L. Hale Fellowship 

Description of the Fellowship
In honor of Chair Emeritus Roger Hale’s unwavering commitment to Ploughshares Fund and its vision that nuclear weapons should never be used again, Ploughshares Fund seeks applicants for a competitive, one-year paid position as a Roger L. Hale Fellow. The Fellowship will provide an exemplary individual with an outstanding opportunity to develop professional skills by working at a leading peace and security institution that has been at the forefront of nuclear nonproliferation policy, advocacy and grantmaking for more than three decades. Ploughshares Fund’s extensive network within the nuclear nonproliferation community will place the Fellow into a unique position to gain practical day-to-day experience grappling with a wide variety of nuclear weapons policy issues.

The Fellow’s Responsibilities
Ploughshares Fund will create an engaging experience based upon the Fellow’s skills, knowledge, and interests. The Fellow works primarily with the policy (analysis/advocacy) team to conduct research on current nuclear weapons-related topics, monitor legislative developments, and write for publication on the Ploughshares Fund website and other venues. Past Fellows have published research reports, journal articles, and op-eds, and have delivered presentations at conferences. Fellows will have ample opportunity to engage with the organization’s leadership.

Knowledge, Education and Experience Required
We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated a strong interest in nuclear weapons issues and are interested in pursuing a career in the peace and security field. 

- A master’s degree or doctorate in international relations, public policy, security studies, conflict resolution or related fields
- Excellent academic record
- Outstanding writing, research and communication skills
- Demonstration of high-quality work in a professional fast-paced environment
- Experience producing written deliverables with deadlines
- Proven knowledge of current domestic and international nuclear policy issues in both the executive and congressional branch
- Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
- Enthusiastic, organized and a quick learner.

Salary and Benefits
- $50,000 for one year starting in October 2021, generous benefits package

Submitting Applications
Please email the following documents in a single pdf document to

- Cover letter describing why you are interested in the fellowship and your skills
- One to two page resume
- Two writing samples: one policy paper of no more than 3 pages and an article of between 500 and 1000 words
-Three letters of recommendation, at least one professional and one academic

Deadline: September 15, 2021
Applications will be considered complete only if all required documents are received prior to the deadline.

About Ploughshares Fund
Ploughshares Fund is a publicly-supported foundation that organizes, innovates, and supports projects that advance the reality of a world without nuclear weapons. Ploughshares Fund invests in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world’s nuclear stockpiles and promote stability in regions of conflict. Ploughshares Fund is supported by individuals, families and foundations.


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