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 up to twenty participants are selected for this twelve-month program. After training in Washington DC, fellows are placed for five 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 return 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.

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Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree as well as U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

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