Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

PPIA Junior Summer Institute

The 2023 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is now open and due November 1.


The PPIA Fellowship Program aims to help prepare to pursue a master's or joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), partnerships with universities across the country, and an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals with the same interest in public service.

PPIA's Mission - Cultivate the next generations of diverse public service and international affairs professionals by investing in their education, essential skills, and networks to effect domestic and global change.

PPIA's Vision - A thriving and equitable world uplifted by visionary, inclusive, and compassionate leaders.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once students have completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

The deadline to apply for Summer 2023 is November 1, 2022

JSI Overview and Host Sites
JSI Eligibility and Benefits
Application Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is now open and due on November 1, 2022.


Additional PPIA Opportunities

PPIA Student Resource Center: https://ppiaprogram.org/page/student-resource-center The newly updated database offers information on 50 fellowships, internships, scholarships, and other opportunities that may interest undergraduates and professionals pursuing public service careers and advanced education.