PPIA Application



Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as college juniors who will have one or two semesters remaining in an accredited U.S. college after completing the summer institute; this includes international students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university.
  • demonstrate an interest in and commitment to cross-cultural and social issues and public service.
  • demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to a career in public or international affairs.
  • contribute to the diversity of perspectives in public policy or international affairs.

Application Deadline and Requirements

To be considered for the 2018 PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University, the completed application form and all required materials must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2017.

Applicants must upload the following materials to the online application; if these documents are not already in electronic form, please have them scanned and ready before you begin.

  • A résumé that includes work experience, extracurricular activities, foreign travel, language abilities, community involvement and other experiences relevant to public affairs
  • A multipart personal statement highlighting cultural experiences, leadership skills and a commitment to public service
  • Unofficial academic transcripts for ALL colleges and universities you have attended and have listed on the application **
  • Two letters of recommendation (Applicants will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of the two people who will submit letters of recommendation.)
  • A copy of the student’s financial aid award letter for the current academic year, Student Aid Report (SAR), and completion of the financial information section on the application. If the student is not receiving financial aid, please submit parent/guardian’s income tax forms.
  • The completed PPIA JSI application.

** Students who are selected as Fellows will be required to submit official academic transcript(s) for ALL of the colleges and universities attended and listed on the application.