Eleven-month leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
ContactCongressional Hunger Center
Academic DisciplineSocial Justice and Responsibility
CitizenshipUS Citizen, Permanent Resident
StatusSenior, Entering Graduate
Each year 20 participants are selected for this 11-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.
- U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
- Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated leadership qualities
- Commitment to racial equity social justice
- Experience working with low-income communities