2015/2017 Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: January 25, 2015

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.

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.

The Leland Program

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 8th Class of Leland Fellows will serve from September 20, 2015 – August 31, 2017.


  • Monthly stipend
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Professional development funds
  • Housing and relocation allowances
  • Travel to and from placement locations
  • Training and advising
  • Connection to a dynamic fellowship community and alumni network


  • Strong commitment to fighting hunger
  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
  • One year of combined work or volunteer experience in a developing country
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and abilities
  • Ability to communicate and work across cultural contexts
  • Critical thinking skills and a high degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Flexibility

Leland Fellows must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program. The procurement or extension of this authorization is the responsibility of the applicant.

Training and Professional Development

In addition to their work experiences, fellows take part in CHC-sponsored annual training sessions and are assigned a Leland Program adviser, who serves as an ongoing resource. Each fellow also has access to professional development funds that can be used to attend conferences, workshops and trainings that further the fellow’s leadership development.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2015-2017 Leland Fellowship cycle is January 25, 2015.


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