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Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program


Deadline: 2015-01-06 (National)

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.


-Bachelorís degree or equivalent experience -CHC recruits thoughtful individuals who are committed to social justice and anti-racism, enthusiastic about participating in the fellowship community, and easily able to adjust to new situations. Applicants should have some experience with anti-hunger or anti-poverty work and must be citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.


1 year


$16,000 annual living allowance Health insurance Travel expenses Housing during field placement $3,500 end of service award $4,000 housing subsidy in DC Relocation subsidies Connection to an extensive community of Hunger Fellows and network of alumni, partners, and experts Experience with community and policy leaders Training / mentoring / leadership development Experience in project management

Application Process

Applications are available on the Emerson website. The deadline is usually in mid-January.

Learn More

Each year, twenty participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. Please see the website for more details.