Fellowships & Scholarships

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a two-year opportunity to promote global food and nutrition security through learning and hands-on work. Leland Fellows gain experience and professional skills working with host organizations in development or humanitarian placements around the world, and learn to see what works in international development—and what doesn't—and how to make the system more efficient, more effective, and more just.

Leland Fellows are placed with host organizations—international and local NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, private sector entities, or U.N. Agencies—making substantive contributions to both program and policy initiatives. Fellows develop their technical skills, leadership capabilities, and professional network through direct work experiences as well as through the Hunger Center’s in-person and remote trainings, all within the context of a supporting group learning cohort. All trainings build fellows’ core capacities, based on the Hunger Center’s twelve-point leadership capabilities model, and enhance fellows’ ability to become effective agents for change in their chosen path. Leland Fellows’ two placements are coordinated to show one issue from two different perspectives and provide experience along the full spectrum, identifying ways that fellows can bridge the gap and make the greatest contribution to eliminating food and nutrition security.

For US citizens and permanent legal residents.