Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institutes

For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2018 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan, or University of Minnesota. 

 

Eligibility

 The following are specific criteria and guidelines:

  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs.  International students, who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, and may be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2019 and August 2020.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!

Period of Study

Each fellow will participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year

Award

Benefits include: 

  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • 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.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

Application

Application information and materials will be available on the PPIA JSI website

Deadline(s)

Applications are typically due in early November. Additional information will be made available on the PPIA JSI website

Details

Class Year

  • Junior

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English

Duration

  • Summer

Program Type

  • Graduate Study
  • Professional
  • Public Service
  • Undergraduate

Region

  • North America

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No