For seniors working to combat poverty and hunger: Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, sponsored by the Congressional Hunger Center, seeks to create effective leaders who will understand and develop innovative solutions to the problems and root causes of hunger and poverty through political means. For the first five months of the yearlong program, fellows are placed in community-based organizations throughout the country. The remainder of the term is spent in nonprofits or government agencies in Washington, D.C. where fellows develop policy at a national level to fight problems of hunger and poverty. The fellowship provides a total financial package in the range of $38,000 to $43,000.

Candidates must have a visa to work in the U.S. (U.S. citizenship is not required), have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the fellowship, be able to demonstrate a commitment to racial equality and social justice, and have experience with anti-hunger or anti-poverty work in low-income communities.

Please contact Dr. Barry ( in the JHU National Fellowships Program immediately if you are interested in applying.

More information about the Emerson Fellowship is on the Fellowships page of the JHU National Fellowships Program.