Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program


The Mickey Leland - Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows National Program is a designed to give 20-24 people who are vested in becoming emerging leaders against hunger exposure to both grassroots and public policy experience. Fellows are placed for six-months in a rural or urban site. After the field site assignment is completed, Fellows are relocated to Washington DC for the public policy segment of the program, which pairs Fellows with national non-profit organizations. Fellows submit project proposals and their preferences for geographical location. The program directors take this information into account along with the needs of the field site organizations to determine site placements.


U.S. citizens with bachelor's degree by start of program

Award Amount

One-year program of field and policy work with $13,500 stipend plus housing provision