Policy Fellows Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Policy Fellows program!
The application deadline for the 2021–2022 cohort is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 612-625-5309.


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
  • Program application providing relevant work history, community involvement, education, interests and awards
  • Three short essay responses (800-1,200 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.
    • References should know you well and be familiar with your professional or community work.
    • You may upload when you submit your application, or direct references to submit via [email protected].
  3. When you’re ready to submit, upload your completed application and provide basic personal information.


  • All application requirements are due by June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
  • 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

  • Register to join our live webinar on Wednesday, April 28 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. The webinar will also be recorded for later viewing.
  • Refer to the program details on our website.
  • Contact us at [email protected] or 612-625-5309.