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Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship – Junior Summer Institute


For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI).

  • 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 as well.
  • These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.
  • Fellows receive full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute; eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses; a stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI); University housing with a meal plan; books and related course materials at their JSI; and other benefits as listed on the website. Students who are selected for the 2018 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our five participating universities:

Carnegie Mellon University              Princeton University

University of California, Berkeley     University of Michigan          University of Minnesota


  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs.International students,who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, andmay be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s 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 services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!

More information on eligibility prerequisites and instructions on how to apply are available at:

Applications deadline for the Summer 2018 fellowship cycle: Wednesday, November 1, 2017