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.
Because fellows are selected for individual placements, specific technical skills may also be required. These can include foreign language fluency, a particular graduate degree or expertise, or other technical skills.
Fellows work on a variety of issues related to food security, including:
During their service, CHC provides the fellows with:
CHC places fellows with organizations employing a variety of innovative approaches to improving food security around the world. These organizations include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies, multi-lateral organizations and private sector entities. Host organizations are responsible for providing substantive and meaningful work and supervision to the fellow.
We look for organizations that:
Click here to see a complete list of Leland Host Organizations.
Learn more about applying to be a host organization.