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.
- Commitment to racial equity and social justice
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
- Creativity and initiative in problem solving
- Enthusiasm for learning from experts in the field, and searching for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
- Experience working in low-income communities
Excitement about peer learning in a tight-knit communityof Fellows