2019 Public Policy and International Affairs Program: Open to Undocumented Students

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The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) supports students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.  The Program begins with a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), which a seven-week summer program that focused on preparing students for graduate programs. Students who are selected will get to study at one of their four participating universities. Undocumented students can apply to the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University sites. Students who are selected receive housing, food, a $1,500 stipend, GRE studying materials, and much more.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • If you are a United States citizen or legal permanent resident you are eligible to apply to all JSI programs.  International students, who are currently studying at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply, and may be accepted to study at select U.S. institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2019 and August 2020.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree before start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!”

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Public Policy and International Affairs Program

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