Benefits for PPIA Junior Summer Institue Alumni

    • Access to a network of over 4,000 accomplished JSI alumni.
    • Graduate school application fee waivers for programs that are part of our Graduate School Consortium.
    • Minimum of a one-time, $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
    • Invitations to participate in webinars and in-person events to support your professional development.
  • Opportunity to apply to be nominated by PPIA for the Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Note: This is for students up to one year after completing their undergraduate degree.

Get Involved

Connect to a network!

Find PPIA on our public Facebook, the alumni Facebook group, Twitter, and LinkedIn page, and alumni only LinkedIn group. Learn about happy hours in your area, connect with mentors, or start your own regional chapter (see chapter information below).

Give back to PPIA!

The successes of our alumni enable us to continue to inspire a new generation dedicated to diversity in public service. Your support means that another cohort of students can develop the necessary skills to participate as public policy professionals.



SHAPE the future of PPIA!

Help PPIA grow by volunteering for a committee or help out in planning an event or program. Contact the PPIA National Office to discuss your interests and possible opportunities. In doing so, you’ll have an incredible opportunity to connect with alumni and graduate schools.

Alumni Chapters

We have Alumni that are actively engaged in Alumni Chapters nationally, each Alumni Chapter is uniquely designed to fit the needs and interests of the Alumni in the area. Our Alumni are active in the following parts of the country currently. To be connected to one of our Alumni Chapters please contact the alumni below in the part of the country that you are interested in.

  • Chicagoland Chapter
  • Northern California/ Bay Area Alumni Chapter
  • New York City Chapter
  • Southern California Alumni Chapter
  • Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

Interested in connecting with or starting an alumni chapter?

If you are interested in connecting with or starting an alumni chapter please contact the National Office at

Alumni Stories