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. Due to the ongoing COVID situation the 2020/2021 cohort will be a virtual program until further notice.

Benefits of the fellowship include:  

  • Discounted admission to attend the MINN Summit
  • Profile of the Fellow and/or their organization featured in the MINN website and social media
  • One-on-one meeting with a MINN Board Member
  • 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 MINN Fellowship goals
  • Connections built with other Fellows in the cohort


  • At least 21 years old
  • One year commitment (September-June)
  • Demonstrated interest in MINN and international development
  • Experience working with international communities preferred but not required
  • Currently located in Minnesota
  • Commitment to anti-racism in humanitarian work
  • Dedication to relationship building, continued learning, and partnership
  • Open-mindedness

Expectations of Fellows:

  • Monthly reporting on updates/progress
  • Attend monthly Zoom meetings (until further notice and in-person meet-ups are feasible)
  • Attendance at the MINN Summit on October 9, 2020 as well as a virtual Welcome event prior to the Summit
  • 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, the McKnight Foundation!