The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a fully-funded,  rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program seeks to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. See for more info and access to the application.

Who is eligible? All PPIA Fellows have a strong commitment to public service, and contribute to diverse perspectives in public policy and international affairs. More specific criteria and guidelines:

  • United States citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient can apply to all JSI programs; International students are eligible for select JSIs – Carnegie Mellon and Princeton.
  • Must have an expected graduation date between December 2020 and August 2021.
  • Must be committed to pursuing a Master’s Degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must be committed to and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, and humanitarian and international organizations.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Program. You must specifically demonstrate involvement in working to improve historically underserved or underrepresented communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Latinx, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome!