The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for more than 40 years. PPIA believes that our society is best served by public managers, policymakers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. PPIA is accepting applications for the Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship. This is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. Applicants for this cycle must graduate with their first bachelor’s degree between December 2022 and August 2023.
All application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2021.
- If you are a United States citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs. (International students are eligible for select JSIs – Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, and University of Washington – and must be enrolled in a U.S.-based institution.)
- Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2022 and August 2023.
- If you will have already completed a bachelor’s degree before the start of Junior Summer Institute, you are not eligible to apply.
- Must be committed to pursuing a Master’s Degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
- Must be committed to and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, and humanitarian and international organizations.
- Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Program. You must specifically demonstrate involvement in working to improve historically underserved or underrepresented communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
- Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
- All academic majors are welcome to apply!
For more information and to apply, click here.