Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

Posted on December 19, 2003

[posted from the National Service-Learning listserv]

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

The Congressional Hunger Center is a private, bi-partisan organization that fights hunger by developing leaders. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, a project of the CHC, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Each year about twenty participants are selected for this twelve-month program. Fellows are placed for six months with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, community kitchens, and local advocacy agencies. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with six months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement at the national level. Through this unique program, bridging community grassroots efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the anti-hunger movement.

A living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, professional development training opportunities, and an end of service cash award are included.

For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit our website: <a href="http://www.hungercenter.org">http://www.hungercenter.org</a>. If you have questions, please email fellows@hungercenter.org or call (202) 547-7022 ext. 28.

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2004-2005 class of Hunger Fellows, beginning their program year in August 2004, is January 25, 2004.

Applications will only be accepted via email at fellows@hungercenter.org. Applications must consist of one MS Word document, three pages in length, with the filename as follows: Last name_first name_Middle initial.doc. The first page should be your resume, the second page essay 1, and the third page, essay 2. Please attach this document to your email and send it to the Congressional Hunger Center (at the above email address) by January 25, 2004. Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent (in hard copy) to the mailing address below.

Required Application Materials

? Resume: Please be certain to include your email address. Maximum length one page.

? Essay 1: What values, principles, and personal factors (social, economic, and cultural) have shaped your interest in participating in the Emerson Hunger Fellows Program? What particular abilities, qualities, knowledge, and experience will you contribute to your field and policy placements? How do you expect this fellowship to contribute to your professional goals? Maximum length is one page, single-spaced.

? Essay 2: What experience have you had working for social change? What kind of leadership role did you take on during that experience? What did you learn about change and about yourself from that experience? Maximum length is one page, single-spaced.

? Two letters of recommendation mailed directly to:

Selections Committee, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
Congressional Hunger Center
229 ? Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003


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