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Leland International Hunger Fellows

The Congressional Hunger Centre (CHC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty.

About the Fellowship

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide.

It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work. 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. In addition to their field and policy work, fellows take part in annual CHC-sponsored training sessions and a range of professional development activities aimed at further adding to their skills and expertise.



 Fellows are recruited based on their demonstrated leadership qualities, experience, maturity, flexibility, and commitment to fighting hunger. Eligible candidates have spent at least one year working or volunteering in a developingcountry on issues related to hunger and poverty alleviation and possess a relevant graduate degree or equivalent experience.

Monetary Support 

 Monthly stipend

 Comprehensive health insurance

 Housing and relocation allowances

 Professional development funds and activities

 Training and advising

 Travel to and from placement locations

 Vacation and sick leave

 Connection to a dynamic fellowship community and alumni network

Duration: 2 Years


Website:http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/leland/apply/ 80



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