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Who We Are

We are on a mission to develop, inspire, and connect leaders, and advocate public policies that create a food secure world.

We envision a world without hunger and poverty where every person can achieve their full potential because equitable systems exist to achieve financial freedom and full access to healthful, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.

Our program work consists of:

Leadership Development

We provide leadership development opportunities for hunger fighters to connect policy with practice, learn together in peer cohorts, apply an equity lens to their work, and make meaningful contributions to the fight against hunger in the U.S. and overseas.


We facilitate collaboration across our network of more than 600 program alums and 300+ partner organizations and work at the intersection of hunger and its root causes. We break down silos and engage a broad range of allies who have a vested interest in ending hunger.


We are a one-stop-shop for policymakers in need of accurate, field-based information and expertise on hunger and its root causes.

Woven into all the work we do is a commitment to equity and ensuring that people who have experienced hunger and poverty are leaders in designing, implementing, and evaluating community solutions and public policies. We also believe that leaders at the field and policy levels must collaborate and share knowledge to effect the systemic changes required to end hunger and poverty.

The Congressional Hunger Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). People of color, women, people with disabilities, Veterans, returning citizens, LGBTQ people, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Current Positions:

Spring 2021 Internships


The Hunger Center is currently accepting applications for the following internship positions (this list will be kept up-to-date to reflect open positions):

  • Leland International Hunger Program Intern – The intern will support the Leland Program team with 11th Fellow class selections, onboarding, and preparations for food security curriculum work. The intern will also enter historical program data into Salesforce and support general programmatic work. Tasks may be added or removed based on program needs.
  • Emerson National Hunger Program Intern – Intern will support the Emerson Program team with Policy Training planning and implementation, assisting with field site recruitment, providing communications support, and overall programmatic support. Tasks may be added or removed based on program needs.

About the Application Process

Internships with the Congressional Hunger Center are designed to align the talents of our interns with the needs of the organization. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in college, community college, or a graduate program, or have graduated from one of the above programs no earlier than January 1st, 2020. Once an assignment is confirmed, an internship plan will be created. College credit may be available.

Specific start and end dates and weekly schedule can be flexible to accommodate your course schedule, but all internships are expected to last no less than 125 hours over 10-14 weeks between the months of September and December. A stipend of up to $1,500.00 will be provided to each intern, payable at the start and end of the internship.

We strongly encourages applications from people of color, members of the LGBTQ communities, and people with lived experience with poverty or hunger. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, color, marital status, or medical status.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as of Monday November 30th; applicants are encouraged to apply promptly. List of available positions will be updated as they are filled.