Policy Fellows Application

Policy Fellows at the State Capitol, March 2023

Thank you for your interest in the Policy Fellows program!
The application deadline for the 2024-2025 cohort is Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST.


Applicants must:

  • Live and work primarily in Minnesota
  • Be able to attend monthly in-person cohort meetings, and a four-day study trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Review the program details, including the program fee, tentative program dates, and scholarship opportunities

Application Requirements

  • Basic personal information
  • Relevant work history, community involvement, education, interests, and awards
  • Three short essay responses (800-1200 words total)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Optional: Any supplemental information (e.g. extended CV, letter explaining unique circumstances etc.)


  1. Download and complete the program application which includes the short essay prompts.
  2. Ask two references to submit letters of support on your behalf related to your application to the 
    1. Policy Fellows Program. References should know you well and be familiar with your professional or community work.
    2. You may upload them when you submit your application, or direct references to submit via [email protected].
    3. The two references must be included in the application and be submitted by the deadline to be considered. 
  3. When you’re ready to submit everything, upload your completed application and provide basic personal information here.


  • All application requirements are due by Friday,  May 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • If two recommendation letters are not submitted, you will not be considered for this cohort.
  • After submitting your application, you will only hear from us if your application is incomplete.
  • We do not conduct interviews. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions by the end of July, early August. 

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