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Humphrey Institute Seeks Applicants for Policy Fellows Program

Minneapolis, MN (05/06/09) - The Humphrey Institute's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Policy Fellows program. Applications are due June 15, 2009.

The Policy Fellows program offers practical training in public affairs leadership for promising leaders seeking new experiences and skills. The program equips participants with core leadership competencies to inspire, organize, and work effectively with others to advance the public good. Applicants from government, private, and nonprofit sectors are welcome.

Over the past 19 years, the Policy Fellows program has trained more than 500 Minnesotans, many of whom are now influential figures in their communities. Begun in 1990 by Vice President Walter Mondale and Ambassador Geri Joseph, the program was directed for a dozen years by former congressmen Tim Penny and Vin Weber. Today, political science professor Lawrence Jacobs directs the program, continuing the tradition of training the best and brightest emerging leaders in Minnesota.

Program activities are conducted by recognized leaders from business, government, and nonprofit organizations, as well as experts from the University of Minnesota and academic institutions around the country. The program is housed at the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, part of the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

For more information, please visit http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/policy_fellows.html.

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