The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) Program is thrilled to welcome over 100 rising seniors to the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes. These students were selected from a national pool of nearly 500 highly qualified applicants. They have demonstrated a commitment to public service and strong interest in pursuing graduate level education.

Held on the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley, the Junior Summer Institutes provide participants with a rigorous 7-week curriculum that prepares them for graduate level study. Participation in a JSI will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, or a related field. Students who successfully complete the program go on to be eligible for financial support to attend one of over 30 U.S. graduate schools in our Consortium.

PPIA was founded in 1981 to promote diversity and leadership in Public Policy and International Affairs. Today, the program has an alumni network of nearly 4,000 individuals who share an interest in public service and are advancing leadership roles in the field.