Michelle Knowland '06


Major:  Politics; History

My fellowship experience

"While at the Department of Administration I was also able to attend press briefings, which gave me an introduction to the inside-view of politics. I learned a lot through this, being able to talk to other employees about Minnesota politics amid the first government shutdown."

Michelle Knowland '06

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Riesen Fellowship in Public Affairs

Minnesota Governor's Office

Minneapolis, MN

Aims of the Fellowship
I was lucky enough to engage fully in two internships this summer, spending the first half of my week at the Department of Labor & Industry working on construction safety legislation ideas and the second half of the week at the Department of Administration where I scanned innovative ideas across the country and submitted them to the governor.

Faculty Sponsor
Rob Sutherland, Politics