PPIA Junior Summer Institute


The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to graduate study and public service careers. The program addresses 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.


  • U.S. citizen
  • Junior standing
  • Commitment to pursue a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs at a PPIA partner university
  • Commitment to a public service career
  • Commitment to contributing to the diversity of perspectives at the summer institute
  • Preference for economic need


  • Funding for tuition, housing, meals and books
  • Travel assistance available
  • Minimum $5,000 scholarship toward grad school at a partner program
  • Additional benefits