Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
The ideal candidate will have some previous experience working with hunger and inequality issues, and have a deep commitment to all social justice issues.
- Commitment to social justice
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
- Commitment to anti-racism
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 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
Enthusiasm for peer learning in a tight-knit communityof Fellows
Fellows receive a living stipend, health insurance, and housing support during the course of the Fellowship. Upon completion, Fellows receive an end of service award and become part of the Emerson Hunger Fellows alumni community and professional network.
The Fellowship runs for one calendar year, including training in Washington, D.C., and field work with community based organizations around the country.