PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program


The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program was started 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 a joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

This fully-funded opportunity equips fellows with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. Once students have completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of more than 4,000 leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, the alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA's Graduate School Consortium.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient, in order to apply to all programs. International students enrolled at a US-based institution are eligible for select programs.
  • Be a current junior undergraduate student in any field.
  • Be committed to pursuing a master's degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Be committed to pursuing a professional career in public service.
  • Be interested and demonstrate involvement in contributing to the diversity of perspectives in the program and working to improve historically underserved or underrepresented communities.

How to Apply

Apply on the PPIA JSI website.

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Past Award Recipients and Honorees



Field(s) of Study


Samiha Islam

Health and Human Services and Statistics