The Fellowship Program at the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota is an effective first step for current college students and recent graduates to gain experience in government work. Fellows at the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota gain valuable, hands-on experience that employers in both the public and private sectors seek in their employees. The positions are unpaid but have very flexible hours. Fellows typically work between two and three days a week and must work a minimum of 16 hours a week. All fellowships last for one year and applications are offered year round. If you are interested in applying, please inquire about fellowship openings three months before your desired start date.
The Federal Executive Board of Minnesota is managed by the Assistant Director. The AD relies heavily on fellows to help with different projects and programs on a daily basis. If you are interested in working in government, want to know more about how it functions, and really appreciate how intricately it operates, then this is great place to start. You will get great opportunities to network with high ranking government officials from different agencies. You will also acquire skills that will be valuable in your search for post-fellowship employment.
General Office Duties
- Represent the FEB at trainings and events.
- Represent the FEB through answering customer requests by phone and email.
- Attend and facilitate meetings of FEB councils and taskforces.
- Maintenance of the FEB Website and other IT upkeep.
Roles on Past Projects
- Coordinate inter-agency initiatives, such as Closed POD planning.
- Plan venues and speakers for FEB trainings.
- Write the Annual Report at the end of the fiscal year.
- Create standard operating procedures.
- Development of tabletop exercises.
- Emergency preparedness information dissemination.
- Develop social media posts and other publications.
- Collaborate and lead programs for various FEB Councils.
- Take meeting minutes and participate in discussion.
- Coordinate logistics for various inter-governmental events.
- Generate and tabulate surveys.
- Attend luncheons and other social events.
Doing meaningful work and having the knowledge that you are helping your country are just a couple of the many benefits that come with being an FEB Fellow. As an FEB Fellow, you will delve into executive-level assignments and network with America’s leaders at various meetings and conferences throughout your term of employment. Needless to say, these networking opportunities are not ones you will want to miss out on. Being an FEB Fellow is a great start to any promising government career, whether it be at the state or Federal level. After working with the Federal Executive Board you will have a much deeper understanding of how Federal government works and will be more competitive in your search for employment. You also get to network with government leadership and employees and participate in valuable trainings that FEB provides at no cost.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.