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Emerson National Hunger Fellows


Goes By: Emerson
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One-year fellowship program to develop leaders with an understanding of hunger and poverty who will help find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Each year, 16-20 participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. They gather in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger, poverty and social inequality in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change.

Emerson Fellows are placed for the first five months with community-based organizations all over the country. Each host organization identifies specific goals and outcomes for the Fellows and provides the supervision and resources necessary to accomplish them. Field site partner organizations include:

grassroots organizing groups

food banks

economic development agencies

city governments

food policy councils

local advocacy organizations.

In mid-February, the Fellows regroup in Washington, D.C. to debrief and share their field experiences and participate in an extensive policy training to learn about national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy work.

Fellows then work at national policy organizations (advocacy groups, think tanks, and government agencies) working on hunger and poverty policies at the national level. During their time in D.C., Fellows complete research, outreach, advocacy, and public education projects that support national policy initiatives. They also meet regularly for professional development trainings.

During the Fellowship, Fellows support partner organizations with program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy projects. Past field and policy placements have addressed the following issues:

Federal nutrition programs

Child nutrition

Racial equity

Food justice

Agriculture

Public health and nutrition

Emergency food

Affordable housing and homelessness

Economic development


Award Value

One-year fellowship of no less than $36,000, as well as training, mentoring, and leadership development, and entry into an extensive alumni network.


Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled

Minimum Grade Point Average

3.5

Citizenship

No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Alumni/Non-enrolled
Academic Areas:
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Public Service
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.



Deadlines

Emerson Electronic Deadline
Monday, January 14, 2019


Last updated: November 27, 2017