PPIA Fall 2019 Newsletter
2020 Junior Summer Institute
Application Now Open!
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship is a rigorous academic preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. During the program, Fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. This fully-funded opportunity includes curriculum in economics, statistics, and policy analysis at one of five host sites across the country.

To be eligible for this application cycle:

  • Must have junior or senior standing AND an expected graduation date for their first bachelor's degree between December 2020 and August 2021.
  • U.S Citizens, legal permanent residents, and DACA recipients are eligible to apply to all JSI sites. International students are eligible for Carnegie Mellon and Princeton and must be enrolled in a U.S. based institution.
  • Must be committed to and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, and humanitarian and international organizations.
  • Must be committed to pursuing an advanced degree in public and/or international affairs.

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

Expo Sponsor Spotlight:
Robertson Foundation for Government
Thank you to all who joined us on July 12th for the 17th annual PPIA Public Service Expo! The day was a success with more than 600 registered attendees and 80 exhibitors! JSI Fellows from Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University heard a keynote speech from Congressman Joaquin Castro before attending sessions with PPIA alumni, graduate school admissions reps, the Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Budget Office. Thank you to the many sponsors who helped make this event possible. Learn more about our Gold Expo Sponsor below!
The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) invests in the future of the United States by cultivating public service leaders and catalyzing globally engaged talent for the federal workforce.
With an emphasis on foreign policy, international relations, and national security, RFG supports graduate academic fellowships, government internships, professional development, and career networking.

The RFG Fellowships fund master’s degrees in international relations, policy, and related fields at select partner universities . Individuals interested in a fellowship may apply to one or more of RFG’s partner schools. Each school has its own application process and admission requirements for general acceptance.
Institutional Sponsor Spotlight: APPAM
Registration Open for APPAM's 2019
Fall Research Conference in Denver, CO! 

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. Its 2019 Fall Research Conference,  Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence , will be a multi-disciplinary conference attracting the highest quality research on a variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference, held November 7-9, will feature 300+ events including roundtables, panels, super sessions, posters, and special events where we hope to encourage a collaboration across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.  Register by 9/27/19  for early rates or learn more at  APPAM.org
Public Service Weekend Fall 2019 Conferences
PPIA is thrilled to continue hosting Public Service Weekends in 2019, along with NASPAA , to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service. Visit the links below to learn more about each host site's eligibility requirements, conference highlights, and access the application. The application requires a 300-500 word essay, resume, and unofficial transcript(s).

Deadline: TOMORROW, Thursday, September 12 at 11:59PM EST

The New School – Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, New York City, NY, Sep. 27-28, 2019

University of California, Los Angeles – Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 4-6, 2019

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN Oct. 11-13, 2019

University of California, San Diego – School of Global Policy and Strategy, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-13, 2019

Deadline: Thursday, October 3 at 11:59PM EST

University at Albany – SUNY Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Albany, NY, Oct 25-27, 2019

Georgetown University – McCourt School of Public Policy & Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, Nov. 22-24, 2019

What can you expect at a PPIA Public Service Weekend? Check out the coverage below of two summer conferences!

New Graduate School Consortium Members
Welcome to our new Graduate School Consortium Members! These institutions share PPIA’s commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in public service and support our JSI alumni in their pursuit of graduate education.
Public Service Opportunities
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Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2019

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