Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program 2017-19 (Funded)

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program 2017-19 (Funded)

Deadline: January 11, 2017

Applications are now open for Leland International Hunger Fellows Program. The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program develops emerging leaders committed to improving the food and nutrition security of people worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work experience with cohort learning and professional development. The 9th class of Fellows, will serve from Oct. 1, 2017-August 31, 2019

Leland Fellows develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.

Focus Areas

Fellows work on a variety of issues related to food security, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Advocacy
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Agribusiness development
  • Women’s empowerment

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

  • Fellowship applicants are evaluated on their demonstrated leadership qualities, experience, maturity, flexibility, and commitment to fighting hunger. The strongest candidates are interested in both field and policy work, possess a relevant graduate degree or equivalent experience, have spent time working or volunteering in a developing country on issues related to hunger and poverty alleviation,  and possess a demonstrated commitment to ending hunger.

Fellowship Support

During their service, Congressional Hunger Center provides the fellows with:

  • A financial package that includes a stipend, public market health insurance premium support, and additional subsidies toward housing and relocation costs.
  • Professional development funds
  • Training and advising
  • Connection to a dynamic fellowship community and alumni network

How to Apply

Complete applications online here.

Note: Considering applying for the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program? The program staff is hosting a series of informational webinars about the program and the application process for the 9th class of Fellows, which will serve Oct. 1, 2017-August 31, 2019. Sign up for a webinar here

For more information, visit Hunger Center