The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
Resume (one page)
Personal Statement: What values, principles, and identities (race, class, gender, etc.) have shaped your interest in participating in the Emerson Hunger Fellows Program? What particular qualities, knowledge, experiences, and skills will you contribute to your field and policy placements? How do you expect this fellowship to contribute to your professional goals?
Short Essay Questions:
1. How have your community work and life experiences changed your perspective on poverty over time?
2. What role do you believe the government plays or should play in addressing complex social problems such as hunger, poverty, and racism?
Two Letters of Recommendation: Please ask your recommenders to evaluate your written and oral communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities or experience, and professional skills, if applicable. At least one letter should be from a supervisor (as opposed to a professor or advisor). Letters should be submitted by the recommender here. They can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.