MINN Fellows

The MINN Fellowship program seeks to foster diverse viewpoints at the MINN Summit and within the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), provide professional enrichment, pursue networking opportunities, build long-lasting relationships between traditionally underrepresented communities and MINN, and elevate voices within MINN and the international development community in Minnesota. 

Benefits of the fellowship include:  

   - Free admission to the MINN Summit on October 13, 2022

   - Featured spotlight at the MINN Summit 

   - Profile of the Fellow and/or their organization featured in MINN communications (website and social media)

   - One-on-one meetings with MINN Board Members 

   - Unique/special access to the MINN Network 

   - Free MINN Membership for one year

   - Financial support to design programming, attend trainings, and/or further professional development based on Fellows’ interests and in alignment with Fellowship goals 

   - Relationship-building with peers in international development or interested in international development


   - At least 21 years old

   - One year commitment (September 2022-June 2023)

   - Demonstrated interest in MINN and international development

   - Currently located in Minnesota, or will be located in Minnesota during the Fellowship

   - Experience working with international communities

   - Commitment to anti-racism in the international development sector

   - Dedication to relationship building, continued learning, and partnership

   - Open-mindedness

Expectations of Fellows:

  • Monthly reporting on updates/progress

  • Monthly meetings

  • Attendance at the MINN Summit on October 13, 2022 

  • Attendance at other recommended events, including but not limited to, a Welcome Reception and Closing Celebration

  • Approximately 10 hours per month dedicated to the fellowship

Any questions about the MINN Fellowship should be directed to [email protected].

Special thank you to our Fellowship program sponsor, McKnight Foundation!