Junior Summer Institute (JSI)

Accelerate Personal Goals with our JSI Fellowship Program.

Our JSI Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers.

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Help us Inspire the Next Generation of Public Servants

Join our Network of over 4000 accomplished Alumni across the country to provide mentorship and opportunities to our young students

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Our Purpose

What is PPIA?

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit organization that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 40 years.

Our Vision

A flourishing democratic society that is governed by caring, skilled and pioneering professionals and community leaders who are representative of the full spectrum of America.

Our Mission

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.

Our Programs

We offer an assortment of rigorous academic fellowship programs for undergraduates looking to advance their careers in public service. Beyond that we offer an assortment of public service expos, conferences and consortiums.

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Other PPIA Programs.

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Public Service Weekends

PPIA is thrilled to hold more Public Service Weekends in 2019 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service.

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Public Service Expos

Our EXPO brings together representatives of some of the nation’s top graduate programs in public policy and international affairs and employers seeking highly qualified individuals who are committed to public service under one roof.

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Alumni Connections

Looking for career advice? Ready to apply to graduate school? Want to mentor a pipeline of leaders? Sign in, sign up, or get involved to network of over 4,000 accomplished alumni and give back.

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Aspire through Action.

Our programs prepare students with the knowledge and network to succeed in the field of public services.