Lawmakers kick off Capitol Fellowship Program

NEWS RELEASE

St. Paul, MN — Several state lawmakers will kick off a new legislative internship program for persons with disabilities at a State Capitol news conference on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 a.m., in the Capitol Rotunda.

The Capitol Fellowship Program will provide 11 young Minnesotans with disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to participate in the work performed at the Minnesota Legislature, and to gain valuable workplace experience.

The program is sponsored by MN Works!, a statewide initiative to assist people with disabilities in obtaining meaningful employment, and Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato.

The news conference will allow the media to hear from some of the interns participating in the fellowship program, along with the legislative members sponsoring their internships and the job coaches that will help the interns succeed.

What:               The Capitol Fellowship Program Kick-Off Reception and Press Conference

Who:                The eleven “Fellows,” along with their sponsoring legislators, job coaches, and families.  A list of the participating interns and sponsoring legislators is attached.

Where:             Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda

When:              Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 a.m.

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