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Check out our blog below for all the latest updates from PPIA, our partners, and our alumni. You can also see our most recent newsletter updates.


The PPIA 2017 Public Service Expo will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017. Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. Registration will open in March, 2017   Why attend? It’s free! And you can learn about the…

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We are proud to announce the addition of two new members to our Graduate School Consortium, the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, and Oregon State University. These institutions have reputable undergraduate and graduate degree programs in…

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2017 Junior Summer Institute Fellows Update This application cycle has been one of the most competitive to date as we received nearly 600 applications from students all across the United States. We are proud to announce the acceptance of over…

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UCSD – School of Global Policy and Strategy Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd – 23rd, 2017  La Jolla, California The application deadline for UCSD’s Public Service Weekend is February 20th, 2017. Apply to attend this free conference designed for undergraduates…

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PPIA has much to be grateful for in 2016! For 35 years, we have been committed to promoting the leadership development of underrepresented groups in public service. We moved our national office to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis…

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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is excited to launch a summer fellowship program designed to help undergraduate students thrive in master’s degree programs and launch careers in public service. The Humphrey School…

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Northeastern University founded the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs 10 years ago to provide a space for applied interdisciplinary research. Since then, the School has created a tradition of high-impact research, education and engagement with communities of practitioners…

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Learn what it’s like to be a Junior Summer Institute Fellow from alumni. The deadline for this year’s upcoming Junior Summer Institute is November 1st, 2016.  Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate…

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The 2017 Rangel Fellowship application closes Monday, September 19th at 11:59PM EST and they will be hosting two virtual information sessions to discuss the Rangel Graduate Fellowship, including program elements and the application process. They invite you and prospective applicants…

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at…

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Keynote Speaker Benjamin Jealous Former President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) RSVP Today! Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Achievement Award Recipients This award celebrates and recognizes an alumni from 1981-2005 with an established career who…

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Keynote Speaker Benjamin Jealous Former President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) RSVP Today! During the Anniversary Celebration we will be addressed by our keynote speaker, Benjamin Jealous and will announce the PPIA Emerging Leader…

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