PPIA: Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Programs

The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA)  Program aims 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. The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (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. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs.

PPIA summer workshops are held at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and Princeton University.

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College juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or international students studying at U.S. institutions. All academic majors are welcome to apply.

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