College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

UC PPIA Fellowship 9/17/10

September 17, 2010

I. Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

I. Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute
Application deadline is November 1, 2010.

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 2011.

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.

Benefits
Students selected to participate 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

** Please note: The 2011 UCPPIA Program is contingent upon state funding.

Eligibility (http://gspp/ppia/criteria.html)

-Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
-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, 2010.

For more information, please visit our website at: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/ppia/index.html

For the online application and to apply, visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/app/

Please contact Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, email: martha_chavez@berkeley.edu / (510) 643-4266, or Nadine Spingola, PPIA Program Assistant, email: ppiaprogram@berkeley.edu / (510) 643-9170, if you have any questions or need more information.