Congressional Hunger Center Zero Hunger Paid Internship Program 2019 in Washington, D.C


Are you a current undergraduate student or recent graduate who is passionate about ending hunger in the United States and around the world? Are you looking for a paid summer internship in Washington, D.C., working with organizations at the forefront of the movement to end hunger? Are you ready to develop your leadership skills in a dedicated, group learning environment? Join the Zero Hunger Internship Program!

For 10 weeks over the summer, Zero Hunger Interns are placed at Washington-based organizations that work to end domestic or global hunger. In addition to receiving leadership development training from the Hunger Center, interns also participate in a five-part Summer Seminar Series about domestic and global hunger, policy, and advocacy.


The Hunger Center provides Zero Hunger Interns with:

  • Financial support: Each intern receives a financial package of up to $5,200 designed to support living expenses in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks. In addition, the Hunger Center will cover travel to and from Washington at the beginning and end of the summer
  • 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 and leadership training 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.


  • Open to current undergraduate student or recent grad who is passionate about ending hunger in the United States and around the world

Selection Process

Zero Hunger Interns are selected through a competitive process. Candidates are first assessed on their fit for the internship. Once candidates are selected, they are matched to placements and are notified of their acceptance into the program and where they will work for the summer.


Follow these two steps to apply to join the 2019 Cohort of Zero Hunger Interns:

For more information, visit Zero Hunger Internship.



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