Tuesday, November 27, 2012
FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a unique two-year international fellowship administered by the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC). Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty.
During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women’s empowerment.
The program begins with a one-year field placement in a developing country in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. Field activities often include research, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of projects. Fellows spend the second year doing policy work, usually at the headquarters of the organization they served in the field year. In this way, fellows apply what they learned in the field to help inform the development of sound organizational and governmental food security policies. The field and policy assignments are developed by the host organization and are designed to be complementary.
Each fellowship placement aims to be a mutually beneficial one in which the fellow gains experience and expertise while the host organization benefits from the fellow’s skills and hard work.
The 7th Class of Leland Fellows will serve from September 20, 2013 - August 30, 2015.
Deadline: January 11, 2013