Wednesday, September 03, 2014

June 2015 Public Policy & International Affairs Program - Deadline November 1

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is an alumni of this policy fellowship. She would be happy to share her experience with interested students. Contact:

From: Isaac Castro <>
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Subject: 2015 PPIA UC Berkeley Junior Summer Institute Now Accepting Applications

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley will host the 34th Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute in the summer of 2015! We are now accepting applications for the 2015 PPIA Program. The application deadline is *November 1, 2014*.  For the application materials and to apply, visit:

The PPIA Program is open to college juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in being prepared for graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy, international affairs and law.  The program is an intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging leaders in public service.  For more information regarding the PPIA Program at UC Berkeley, please visit:

Please forward the application information below to your respective networks as well as prospective applicants.  – See below for more details.

Please refer interested individuals to me, Isaac Castro, PPIA Program Manager, email: / (510) 643-6961, if you have any questions or would like additional information.



The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy is accepting applications for the summer of 2015.

Program Information

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven week academic training program for college juniors. The summer institute prepares undergraduate students for graduate studies in public policy, international affairs and law. Participants complete coursework in economics, statistics, policy analysis and law; and visit local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Each year we select 30 students to participate in the program from across the country.  Through GSPP’s partnership with Berkeley Law School, ten out of the 30 students are admitted as UCPPIA Law Fellows due to their interest in pursuing joint degrees in public policy and law.

PPIA Fellows Receive:
* Assistance with travel expenses to and from the Summer Institute
* Summer Stipend
* Room and Board

* A minimum $5000 fellowship from a consortium graduate school where the PPIA Fellow is accepted

Eligibility Criteria (

* Applicants must be U.S. citizen, permanent residents or meet California State AB-540 guidelines (Must have attended a California high school for at least 3 full years and you must have graduated from a California high school).
* Applicants must apply during their junior year of college 
* Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues most affecting historically underserved communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans/South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Latinos/as and a commitment to working on these issues, as shown by past and/or current service.

The application deadline is November 1, 2014.

For more information, please visit our website at:

For the online application and to apply, visit:

Please contact Isaac Castro, PPIA Program Manager, / (510) 643-6961, if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Best regards,
Student Services Advisor and PPIA Program Manager
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
2607 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-7320