Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: United States, or International, or Any

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity for experienced, motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide. This two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fellows are assigned to national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations.

Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements. Field and policy assignments, closely coordinated, are designed to be complementary. In addition to their work experiences, fellows take part in CHC-sponsored annual training sessions and a series of professional development days aimed at further developing their skills and expertise.

Visit the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship site.

Award Details

Amount: Monthly stipend + health insurance + travel expenses + housing and relocation allowances +  Professional development funds

Duration: Two years

Additional Qualifications:

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