In recognition of our fantastic student interns and in celebration of the only paid internship program in Minnesota that creates a policy career pathway for college students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, we gather annually to mark a successful program year. On June 10th, 2021, we gathered virtually to recognize the accomplishments of 32 students and 32 host organizations working together to broaden access for the next generation of leaders in policy.
Watch the full program below!
Our program included our keynote speaker Representative Rena Moran, followed by a panel discussion:
- Biftu Bussa, Social Responsibility and Equity Program Manager at Optum and 2018 Capitol Pathways Alum
- Marco Hernandez, Public Policy Director at COPAL and 2017 Capitol Pathways Alum
- Nithya Venkat, Capitol Pathways Student from the University of Minnesota, Intern at Hennepin Healthcare
This program is made possible in part by major donors:
Clifton Larson Allen Foundation
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
Minnesota Government Relations Council
Otto Bremer Trust