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Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. The summer programs at located at universities across the country.

Once a student has successfully completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

PPIA’s Graduate School Consortium is comprised of over 30 public policy and international affairs programs from across the county. These institutions share PPIA’s commitment to increasing inclusion in public service and are committed to supporting our fellows in their pursuit of a graduate education. Fellows who apply to receive a graduate degree at these schools are able to waive the application fees and, if accepted, are guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 from the school, although most programs are able to provide financial assistant well above this level.

Website:
https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/partners/junior-summer-institutes/

Deadline:
late October

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly. Contact Ashley Serbonich at aserboni@binghamton.edu with questions or for application assistance.

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Internship
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
September 26, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17