A few times throughout our Capitol Pathways internship program, which takes place each year during the state’s legislative session, we bring the whole cohort together to connect with one another, share their internship experiences thus far, and participate in professional training.

On Friday, March 15, the students gathered again at the Centennial Building near the Capitol. The students heard from Citizens League Policy Director Angelica Klebsch, who led a training module on policy analysis. They also welcomed guest speaker Joy Marsh Stephens, Director of the Division of Race & Equity at the City of Minneapolis, who spoke about her life and career in policy.

The meeting concluded with a Capitol Pathways social, where hosts, supporters, legislators, and others are invited to join us to meet the students.  

Policy Director Angelica Klebsch leads a training during the cohort meeting.

Students take part in a group activity, mapping stakeholders for various policy initiatives.

Students practice mapping stakeholders.

Presenting mapping results for universal pre-k.

Capitol Pathways students, hosts, and supporters gather during the social hour.