The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is an eleven month program that is divided into two phases. The first phase focuses on service, and places fellows in community organizations across the country that are battling hunger. For the second phase of the fellowship, fellows move to Washington DC, where they work on policy with national organizations to combat hunger and poverty-related issues. There are 20 fellows total; both the field placement and policy work are related to hunger issues.
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
- Application deadline is January 18, 2011
- Applications will be accepted online only.
- Open to US citizens or permanent residents
- Must have a bachelors degree, and most fellows are recent college graduates
- Leadership experience and a commitment to social justice - many fellows have previously demonstrated this with previous work and projects
- $14,500 stipend
- Health insurance
- Relocation stipends
- End-of-service stipend of $3,500
- Housing costs are covered during the field placement, and a $3,500 stipend is provided for housing costs for the DC segment