Tips for Successful Policy Site Applications »
- As they transition from their field work, Fellows will be looking for a policy placement that will allow that to make a difference in the lives of low-income people. Clearly outline how the project you are proposing addresses food insecurity, poverty, racism, and/or social inequality.
- When describing your project, focus on the ways your project is unique, impactful, innovative, and exciting. Allow opportunities to work with national partners, participate in conferences and events, travel, or utilize a new tactic or issue area for your organization.
- Fellows are young professionals eager to learn about the public policy process. Describe how the Fellow’s work would fit into policy research, development, advocacy, implementation and monitoring. For example, would there be an opportunity for Fellows to attend or plan hearings or briefings? Or collect stories from grassroots partners to inform your policy work?
- Fellows are ambitious, bright, and motivated individuals who want to be challenged. Please do not underestimate their potential. The Fellows are not interns, they are exceptionally motivated full-time staff members, so be sure to develop work plans with high expectations.
- Clarity is important! Please outline clear goals and be mindful of using too much policy jargon.
- Consider the sustainability of the projects/programs you propose for the Hunger Fellows. Demonstrate how you foresee the projects continuing after the Fellows leave and the connection of the proposed project to the mission of your organization.
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