The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 PPIA Fellowship!

PPIA prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:  The Ford School – University of Michigan; The Goldman School – UC Berkeley;  Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University; Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University; Humphrey School – University of Minnesota

Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2017 and August 2018. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016. See  for more info, eligibility, and application instructions.

PPIA’s mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.

Check out this summer program at Carnegie Mellon for Summer 2017:  .

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive (SSI) is a paid seven-week summer fellowship where participants:

  • Study with the world’s leading security, analytics and policy researchers, including the CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute
  • Take coursework in security analytics and policy
  • Apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained to improve the cybersecurity posture for local organizations

Open to US citizens and permanent residents, must be graduating in 2017 (Feb or May) to be eligible. Students who complete SSI and are later admitted to a master’s program at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon will be eligible to receive a scholarship of at least 50% of tuition.

The CLS application is now open! To learn more about the program and application, you can join the webinar scheduled on Friday, September 23rd, 3pm EST- Wednesday- General CLS Informational Webinar w/alumna Noelle Little.

This will be a general ‘launch’ webinar explaining the goals of the program, highlighting resources available  and providing some tips for applicants.

Link to join Webinar:

For more about CLS, see . Application deadline is Nov 16, 2016. If you have questions or would like advice about the application, contact . Dean Gates is available for appointments after Oct 11.

In honor of our internal Watson nomination deadline today, here’s a treat–a recent interview with Linnea Burnham ‘14.5, a Watson Fellow in 2015-16:   . Who knew there was a radio show in Brooklyn focused on cheese?  It’s a great listen and you can learn a lot about cheese in different cultural traditions as well as glean more about what a Watson year is like.

For those applying for Watson, nomination, the Watson Foundation is running a webinar on Friday, Sept. 9 from 3pm-4pm EST. You can get more info and register through this link. Below the video there is a sign up for the Watson Informational Webinar.

Reminder: the internal deadline for nomination applications is Tuesday, Sept. 13 at noon. No late applications will be accepted. Please see for materials needed and the nomination process. (No, you do not have to have submitted a preliminary application back in April or over the summer to apply–just submit the requested application materials by the internal deadline to be considered. Yes, I will endeavor to read and respond to drafts I receive next week.)

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