Minnesota Capitol Pathways
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 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.
Capitol Pathways 2019
Learn about this year’s cohort, host organizations, and alumni mentors.
The 2019 cohort includes 33 students from 12 schools around the state.
Capitol Pathways host organizations include government offices, nonprofits, corporations, and law firms that work in and around Minnesota’s Capitol.
Capitol Pathways Updates
Feb 15: Get to know our 2019 cohort! Each month, students gather for a cohort-wide meeting and social to follow.
The goal of having alumni mentors is to provide the 2019 Capitol Pathways student cohort an added and more hands-on layer of support as they navigate their work spaces and the Capitol.
Meet Cheniqua Johnson, Capitol Pathways alum, who sat down with TPT Almanac’s David Gillette to talk about the connections she’s made and the achievements she’s already accomplished in her young career.
Capitol Pathways Video
Twin Cities PBS has covered Capitol Pathways since the beginning of the program in 2016, interviewing participants during their internship and alumni as they continue their careers in policy. Watch below.
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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.
This program is made possible in part by major donors:
Dick and Joyce H. McFarland Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
F.R. Bigelow Foundation4
The Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Roy G. and Naomi Harmon Johnston Family Family Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
Sarah Farley and Betty Tisel