Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year about twenty participants are selected for this twelve-month program. Fellows are placed for six months with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, community kitchens, and local advocacy agencies. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with six months of work at 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 hunger-fighting 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.
Eligibility: Requirements: Commitment to social justice and demonstrated leadership qualities and skills, Bachelor’s degree, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations, Creativity and initiative in problem solving, Willingness to learn from experts in the field, and commitment to the search for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work.
Deadline: 2013 application cycle closed, check back for 2014 deadline