PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Welcome Elliott School and OSU!

We are proud to announce the addition of two new members to our Graduate School Consortium, the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, and Oregon State University. These institutions have reputable undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public policy and international affairs, and a faculty and student body who are dedicated to increasing inclusion and the participation of underrepresented groups in public service. We look forward to partnering with these schools in advancing our mission in supporting a new generation of leaders in public service and foreign affairs.

For a full list of PPIA partner institutions, view our Graduate School Consortium page. For more information on these schools, their academic programs, and application materials, click on their websites below:

Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR

The Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU – Washington, DC

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of being a member of the consortium? Contact us a ppia.office@ppiaprogram.org

Congratulations to the new Fellows!

2017 Junior Summer Institute Fellows Update

This application cycle has been one of the most competitive to date as we received nearly 600 applications from students all across the United States. We are proud to announce the acceptance of over 100 new PPIA Fellows who will be attending a JSI at one of our host institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Please join us in congratulating this new cohort of highly competitive students who are bound to become leaders in their communities both here in the US and abroad.

While you may not have been selected as a Fellow, we strongly encourage you to be persistent in your effort to pursue a career in public service. There are still many ways for you to become involved with PPIA and in your respective communities. We encourage you to keep in touch and attend one of our events such as the Public Service Weekends, our Public Service Expo in Washington D.C (July 14th), and various events hosted throughout the year. We and the wider PPIA network are always available to support you as you craft a path towards a career in public policy and international affairs.

For more information on how to get involved visit our Public Service Weekends page.

We also have a Public Service Expo event in Washington, DC where representatives from the nation’s best graduate schools in public policy and international affairs will be available to give advice on preparing your application and to answer any questions you may have.

Visit our PPIA Facebook page to stay in touch with not only our events but the different events hosted by our network of partners, including NASPAA and APSIA, two nationally recognized organizations dedicated to supporting students pursuing a graduate degree in public policy and international affairs.

For any additional questions on our events or the JSI application, please e-mail us at ppia.office@ppiaprogram.org.

Public Service Weekend updates

UCSD – School of Global Policy and Strategy

Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd – 23rd, 2017 

La Jolla, California

The application deadline for UCSD’s Public Service Weekend is February 20th, 2017. Apply to attend this free conference designed for undergraduates seeking a graduate degree in public policy or international affairs. If you are passionate about making an impact in your community or in the field of international development, learn the skills and learn from your peers and leaders on how you can transform your passion into meaningful action.

If you are ready to apply or if you know a motivated individual who would benefit from our public service weekend, click on UCSD’s Public Service Weekend page to learn more about the program and the application process.

University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Friday – Sunday, November 3rd – 5th, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

Save the date! If you missed this application deadline for UCSD’s PSW, don’t worry because the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs will also be hosting a Public Service Weekend event on Friday through Sunday November 3-5, 2017.

More details regarding the application forthcoming. Please be sure to check our Public Service Weekend page for more updates.