Emerson Hunger Fellowship
Application period: October 2021 to January 2022 [TBA]
- Bachelor's degree
- U.S. citizenship or permanent resident
- Willingness to learn from experts in the field
Award summary and conditions: 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 16 to 20 participants are selected for this eleven-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.
Application process: online
- Application form
- Resume (1-page)
- Personal statement
- Short essay questions (2)
- Letter of recommendation (1)
Faculty representative: Keith Raether
National committee interview: Yes, via telephone and/or in-person
Timeline: Semifinalist selection will be complete by February and March; interviews will be scheduled in Washington, D.C. in March; and final selection decisions will be made in April.