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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Open to: Juniors
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study:  All fields (clinical and practice based programs such as medical and law school are not eligible)
Award criteria: Academic achievement; service; leadership; diversity
Award provides:  Funds participation in PPIA’s seven-week Junior Summer Institute and provides financial support for graduate studies at member institutions.
Open to international students:  Yes: Berkeley and Princeton Summer Institute programs are now open to international and DACA students
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • Junior or senior standing in college and an expected graduation date no earlier than December 2021 or later than August 2022
  • United States citizen or permanent resident OR an international student studying in a U.S. based four-year college or university

The PPIA Fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions and international organizations. The Junior Summer Institute 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. Applicants must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations, and other related programs. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and must have demonstrated an abiding commitment to public service and to more diverse perspectives in public policy and international affairs. Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications. For more information:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Diversity essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts
  • Copy of current academic year financial aid award letter
  • Student AID Report (SAR) or, if you are not receiving financial aid, your parent/ guardian’s most recent tax forms



  • Cecilia Garcia ('23C) Mathematics and Political Science
If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, please request registration.
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