Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

Fellowship Information


The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.

Who Should Apply:

Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident to apply to the JSI’s hosted by Berkeley, Maryland and Michigan. International applicants pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. will be considered by Carnegie Mellon and Princeton. Applicants must have completed their junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute and have at least one full semester remaining before graduation. Applicants must be committed to pursuing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools and to pursuing a career associated with public service. All majors are eligible.

Fellowship Benefits:

Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion.

Program Duration:

One summer plus graduate school.

Number & Amount Available:

Full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a minimum $1,000 stipend. Minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition.

Citizenship Requirements:
non-USA w/greencard
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
November 1st
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
November 1st