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Public Policy and International Affairs ProgramThe Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults foran advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good.PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives.Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns.Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.So what is PPIA?
- A fellowship program that provides student training and financial support for graduate school and facilitates ongoing professional development.
- A consortium of the top public and international affairs graduate programs in the nation.
- An outreach program that seeks to educate and inspire young people of all ages and from all backgrounds about public service.
- An alumni association of approximately 3,000 PPIA Fellows from all across the nation.Undergraduates must apply to the 2012 PPIA Fellowship & Junior Summer Institutesby Tuesday, November 1, to be considered.All information about the application process is on the PPIA website at http://www.ppiaprogram.org.