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Zero Hunger Internship

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Congressional Hunger Center


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Published 7 days ago

March 1, 2021
TBD- Based on location
Full-time

About this Job

NOTE: Application deadline has been extended until March 1 due to extreme weather across the country.

The Zero Hunger Internship Program is a full-time, paid summer leadership development opportunity for college students and is a program of the Congressional Hunger Center. It is designed for individuals who are interested in federal anti-hunger policy. Interns work at community-based anti-hunger organizations across the country for 10 weeks. Interns provide extra capacity to local organizations responding to the current economic crisis. In addition to participating in leadership development training, participants also attend a five-part Summer Seminar Series about hunger, public policy, and advocacy. The program allows undergraduate students or individuals who have graduated December 2020 or after a paid opportunity for on-the-job training and a robust learning experience.


Candidates apply to the Zero Hunger Internship Program and are matched by the Congressional Hunger Center with internship placements across the country. Zero Hunger Interns also complete a research project on a hunger topic of their choosing and present their findings to stakeholders of the Hunger Center at the end of the program. The dual goals of the program are to build the capacity of organizations fighting hunger and to develop interns into anti-hunger leaders who will return to their campus communities ready to advocate for a hunger-free future.

 Zero Hunger Internship placements may focus on enrolling people in federal nutrition programs, managing volunteer engagement, fundraising, or other activities that support the emergency distribution of food. 

The most competitive candidates for the Zero Hunger Internship Program are those who exhibit:

·      Commitment to food and nutrition security

·      Desire to be an agent of change

·      Flexibility and ability to adapt

·      Commitment to racial equity

·      Strong critical thinking and communication skills

·      A learning mindset

·      Ability to communicate and work well in a new work environment

 

The Hunger Center seeks talented applicants with a variety of interests and backgrounds who are dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty on a global scale. We know that a diversity of perspectives from different communities, cultures and lived experiences is critical to solving the complex challenge of hunger. Accordingly, individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as those with lived experience of food insecurity are encouraged to apply. More information on start and end dates and intern stipends will be shared during the interview process.

About this Job

NOTE: Application deadline has been extended until March 1 due to extreme weather across the country.

The Zero Hunger Internship Program is a full-time, paid summer leadership development opportunity for college students…

Details at a glance

  • Stipend

Benefits

During their service, the Hunger Center provides Zero Hunger Interns with: 


·      Financial support: Each intern receives a financial package designed to support their living expenses in their placement location for 10 weeks.

·      Leadership development training: Zero Hunger Interns complete a leadership development curriculum based on our Leadership Capabilities Model, tailored to the needs of college students.

·      Membership in a dynamic learning cohort of interns: Interns will conduct research and attend the Summer Seminar Series as a cohort. Interns possess a variety of racial, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds and bring to the cohort a diversity of work experiences and expertise. Accordingly, each internship cohort comprises a valuable learning community.

·      Connection to an extensive network: Interns will have access to the Hunger Center’s network of alums, partners, and experts, including participants from our Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program.

During their service, the Hunger Center provides Zero Hunger Interns with: 


·      Financial support: Each intern receives a financial package designed to support their living expenses…

How to Apply

Zero Hunger Interns are chosen through a highly competitive application process. Internship candidates apply to the Zero Hunger Internship itself rather than to a specific placement. Candidates are first assessed on their fit for the program. If successful, they are matched to potential placements for another round of assessment, then notified of their acceptance into the program. NOTE: Candidates must apply through the Congressional Hunger Center’s website, located here, or else applications will not be reviewed. Before candidates apply, they must read the 2021 Zero Hunger Internship Application Guide. 



About The Congressional Hunger Center

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty. Our mission is to train and inspire leaders who work to end hunger, and to advocate public policies that create a food secure world. We strive to be a leader in the movement to ensure access to food as a basic human right for all people. We create and nurture a community of innovative and inspiring leaders who act as change agents, bridging the gap between grassroots efforts and national and international public policy to provide access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food. We accomplish this mission through our advocacy, policy and coalition work, and our two leadership development programs; the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program.

Zero Hunger Interns are chosen through a highly competitive application process. Internship candidates apply to the Zero Hunger Internship itself rather than to a specific…

Location

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Washington, DC

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