PPIA Junior Summer Institute

More information about the PPIA Junior Summer Institute:

Email: heinz-ppia@andrew.cmu.edu
National PPIA website: http://www.ppiaprogram.org

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The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) is a national program that prepares adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. The flagship program of this organization is the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), a rigorous seven-week training focused on quantitative, analytical and communication skills.

From a highly selective and competitive national application pool, twenty college juniors were invited to participate in the Heinz College’s PPIA JSI program. The composition of the PPIA class reflects academic, ethnic, regional, sexual orientation, gender, religious belief and age diversity, as well as the potential and demonstrated leadership necessary to positively impact the public sector.

Core coursework for the PPIA Junior Summer Institute reflects the multidisciplinary approach and quantitative focus for which Heinz College has become known. Additional components of the program include leadership development, site visits, and guest speakers.

Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College has hosted a JSI since 2004, and we are committed to providing students with solid skills to prepare them for graduate study in public policy.

Students who successfully complete any PPIA Junior Summer Institute and are admitted to any of the full-time master's programs programs at Heinz College will receive a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend of $6,000 per year.

Important dates and deadlines:


Application Deadline

November 1, 2017

Notification Sent

February 1, 2018

Program Begins

June 14, 2018

Program Ends

August 4, 2018