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Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute


Deadline: 2014-11-01 (National)

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students\' quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included. Institutes are held at UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, and Princeton University.


All prospective PPIA Fellows are expected to dedicate themselves to the traditions and objectives of the PPIA Fellowship Program, have an abiding commitment to public service and contribute to more diverse perspectives in public policy and international affairs. The following are more specific criteria and guidelines: -Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident (at some sites). -Must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute and have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation. -Must not have attained a Bachelorís Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute. -Must be committed to completing a Masterís Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools. -Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs. -Must contribute to the diversity of perspectives. -Economic need is given consideration. -All academic majors are welcome to apply.


The Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program. Specific dates vary by site.


Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute. Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses. Minimum of $1,000 stipend. University housing with a meal plan. Books and related course materials. GRE prep.

Application Process

See the PPIA web site. Applications will be available in August.

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