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MN Education Policy Fellowship (EPF)

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  


Rural Cohort
Troy Haugen

Metro Cohort
Colleen Feller

Metro Cohort
Chris Streiff Oji

Apply Here

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