The Policy Fellows program offers practical training in public affairs leadership for emerging and mid-career leaders seeking new experiences and skills. The nine-month leadership and professional development experience equips participants with core leadership competencies to inspire, organize, and work effectively with others to advance the public good.
The Policy Fellows program requires participants to make a commitment to reflection, study, and the development of skills and new relationships. Fellows join a diverse cohort of 35 people representing Minnesota's public, private, and non-profit sectors. Fellows meet once a month as a group between September and early June, and travel to Washington, D.C., for a multi-day study trip with prominent elected officials and national leaders in public affairs. Fellows also engage in a group project of their own design, working with community partners to address a public policy issue. Policy Fellows can expect to spend 10 to 15 hours per month on activities related to the program.
Contact Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
130 Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455