A Unit of Undergraduate Studies

PPIA Fellowship

The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program supports students interested in careers in public service who want to pursue Master’s or joint degrees in fields such as public policy, public administration, or international affairs. Fellows take part in a 7-week Junior Summer institute at one of four sites nationally (Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Princeton or Michigan) after their junior year and a $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA-affiliated graduate school; many Fellows also receive additional financial offers from their graduate programs.

  • Open to Juniors
  • Open to US citizens; UC Berkely and Princeton programs are able to accept some non-US citizens/legal residents.
  • National Deadline November 1.

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