• The Minnesota Education Policy Fellowship is a joint venture of two Minnesota Service Cooperatives (public non-profit membership organizations), BrightWorks and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, and the Center for Policy Design (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). BrightWorks leads the metro cohort and Lakes Country Service Cooperative leads the rural cohort. Over 600 participants have completed this Fellowship. MNEPF alumni include Minnesota superintendents, charter school directors, principals, K-12 teachers, high education leaders, and legislators.

    The Fellowship

    The Fellowship has as a primary focus on state and federal public policy development and the leadership that is necessary to influence public policy development. It is designed to expand and update your working knowledge of state and federal public policy, analysis, design and implementation.

    The Learning Model

    The Fellowship’s learning process is experiential. It is based on the belief that knowledge and skills are the “residue that is left when the experience wears off.”

  • MN Policy Fellows with Senator Amy Klobuchar

  • A Joint Venture of

    Center for Policy Design  

  • Apply Here

    Applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort are accepted on a rolling basis.