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 Emerson Program supports a diversity of local and national approaches to eliminate hunger, poverty and social inequality, particularly racism. We seek to craft successful and mutually beneficial partnerships between Fellows and partner organizations while developing a new generation of hunger and poverty leaders. Fellows support partner organizations with program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy projects.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
- Commitment to social justice
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
- Commitment to anti-racism
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
- Creativity and initiative in problem solving
- Willingness to learn from experts in the field, and search for new models in anti-hunger and antipoverty work
- Enthusiasm for peer learning in a tight-knit communityof Fellows