Founded in 1981, the  Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship  (PPIA) Fellowship Program aims to promote diversity and leadership in public policy, government, nonprofits, and international affairs. PPIA is now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Summer Institutes (JSI).

Each year, PPIA selects undergraduate students in their junior year to take part in this intensive seven-week fellowship. Fellows will become equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school, as well as discover potential and influential career pathways for the future. Students will study on the campus of one of the four participating universities: Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Berkeley, Princeton University, or University of Michigan. Selected students will receive full tuition for the fellowship, which covers housing, a meal plan, and books correlated to course material. JSI participants will also be eligible to receive assistance with travel expenses, and a stipend of up to $1,500 (funding is determined based on each JSI location).

2014 Summer Institute Deadline: November 1, 2013

Eligibility Requirements for Applicants:

Must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute (JSI) and have at least   one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation.

Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to 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 service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.

Economic need is given consideration during the review of applications.

All academic majors are welcome to apply!

To learn more and apply, visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/junior-summer-institutes/