Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (Jan. 14, 2013)

Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills.  Each year, 16- 20 Emerson National Hunger Fellows help shape and implement local social justice programs all over the U.S. and then research and support national policy initiatives in Washington, DC.

Benefits

A living allowance of $16,000, health insurance, travel expenses, housing in the field, a $4,000 housing stipend in D.C., a $3,500 end of service award, relocation subsidies, professional development training opportunities, membership in a learning community of fellow Fellows, connection to an extensive network of alumni, partners, and experts, experience with community and policy leaders, training, mentoring, and leadership development, and experience in project management are included.

 

Selection Criteria

  • 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 community of Fellows

For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit :http://www.emersonapplication.org.

 

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