Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program
Thursday, December 6, 2012Location
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.Description
Come learn about the Mickey Leland Fellowship Program: A great opportunity for RPCVs interested in food security and international development!
Join us on Thursday, December 6th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for a free online information session regarding the Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program, a fellowship designed to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger worldwide. This unique two-year fellowship exposes fellows to food security programming and policy while deepening their understanding of global hunger and poverty.
During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Work activities may include monitoring and evaluation, program design and implementation, and research. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.
Fellows are placed with effective international organizations where they develop new skills and expertise while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty. Past host organization partners have included: Mercy Corps, Catholic Relief Services, Helen Keller International, the UN World Food Program, the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and many more.
One-third of the current fellowship class are RPCVs! These RPCVs worked as Leland Fellows in Kenya, Guatemala, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and El Salvador with the following organizations: The World Agroforestry Center, the World Food Program, Save the Children, and World Vision International on climate change mitigation, maternal and child health, and emergency response.
To register for this free online information session, visit: https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=683804460
Participants will also be allowed to ask questions electronically during the December 6th info session.
Additional information on the program and current fellowship placements is available at http://www.lelandapplication.org/placements. Placements ask for a range of skills and expertise so we encourage those with international development, health, agriculture, and livelihoods backgrounds to apply! RPCVs always make competitive candidates. We hope to connect with you on Thurs., December 6th!
Click here to register: https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=683804460