Thursday, August 09, 2012


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Host Organizations for Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows (2013-15)

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) announces that host organization applications are now being accepted for the 7th class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows, which will serve October 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015. You are invited to apply to host a Leland Fellow.

CHC plans to recruit up to 15 skilled and talented individuals for this 7th Class of Leland Fellows. Fellows are highly qualified, ambitious, and motivated individuals. Successful fellowship candidates usually hold advanced degrees and have at least one year of experience working in a developing country; all possess tangible skills, expertise, and other qualifications. We look for host organizations that are committed to providing a substantive workplan, supervision, guidance, and mentoring to a Leland Fellow. Fellows should not be considered interns or consultants, but integral members of the host organization staff.

Fellows usually spend their two-year fellowship with a single organization, first in a field office in Asia, Africa, or Latin America and then at headquarters during the second year. In this way, fellows obtain substantive experience in both programmatic as well as policy work. Ideally, fellows have the opportunity to apply what they learned in the field to help inform the development of sound organizational and governmental food security policies.

More information.

Deadline: September 12, 2012

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