Minnesota Capitol Pathways

Capitol Pathways Is Back for its 4th Year!

With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, this paid internship program opens access to the Minnesota State Capitol to the next generation of leaders of color. Through this program, interns will build relationships with established policy leaders, gain exposure to various kinds of careers in government, get real-world experience in career fields they would like to learn more about and build a strong professional resume in the process. This is a spring internship that runs concurrently with Minnesota’s legislative session.

Host Application Now Open!

APPLICATION

Host Application Open Until September 30!

There is no option to save the application and return to complete it at a later time. Once you begin the application, you must complete it in one setting. Before you start the application, you can first view a Word Doc version of it here.

INFO SESSION

Want to learn more? Join our upcoming info sessions via conference call on:

  • Tuesday, September 11th from 2pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday, September 25th from 1pm – 2pm

For call-in details, contact: Program Manager, Kalia Xiong at kxiong@citizensleague.org or 651-289-1075

MORE INFO

View our info sheet for more details on the program, expectations for hosts, program timeline, and more.

STUDENT APPLICATION OPEN OCTOBER 1

Capitol Pathways is open to Minnesota college students of color or indigenous students attending a two or four-year higher education institution, and have completed at least ONE year (or have the equivalent number of credits) of their undergraduate studies. Applications for the the 2019 legislative session will open on October 1st.

Click below for additional details, timeline, and more. Contact Program Manager Kalia Xiong at kxiong@citizensleague.org or 651-289-1075 with any questions.

SUPPORT

A gift of any amount is valuable and goes directly to support the program. Donate today to support students of color and their path to becoming civic leaders in Minnesota.

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In three years of Capitol Pathways…

Capitol Pathways Updates

Be a Capitol Pathways Host for the 2019 Legislative Session!

Do you work in or around the MN legislature? Lobby at the Capitol, do advocacy work or community organizing? Then support students of color and their path to becoming civic leaders in Minnesota by hosting a Capitol Pathways intern for the 2019 legislative session!...

Citizens League Voice: Capitol Pathways Alums, Up Close and Personal

From the Citizens League Voice magazine: Capitol Pathways alums reflect on their internship experiences in state government and policy. With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, the program opens access to the Minnesota capitol to the next generation of leaders of color.

This program is made possible in part by major donors:

Bush Foundation
The Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation
McKnight Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Roy G. and Naomi Harmon Johnston Family Family Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
Sarah Farley and Betty Tisel
Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation

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