Policy Fellows Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Policy Fellows program!
The application deadline for the 2022-2023 cohort is Wednesday, June 1, 2022 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.
    1. References should know you well and be familiar with your professional or community work.
    2. You may upload when you submit your application, or direct references to submit via [email protected].
  3. When you’re ready to submit everything, upload your completed application and provide basic personal information here.


  • All application requirements are due by Wednesday,  June 1 at 11:59 PM.
  • 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.

For more information

  • Check out the informational webinar held on April 26, 2022:
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