College Juniors – Apply for the PPIA Fellowship!

Credit: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Each year, the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. With an alumni network of 4000 individuals who share similar interests, PPIA is a great opportunity for undergraduates who want careers in public service.

For more than three decades, the Ford School has been proud to host a PPIA JSI, where we provide the following:

  • A $1,000 stipend during the seven-week program (increasing to $1,500 for 2019)
  • Cost of travel expenses
  • Housing and meals
  • Books and related course supplies
  • Library and computer access
  • Training in statistics, microeconomics, policy, and writing
  • Opportunity to participate in policy modules led by Ford School faculty
  • Enrichment and professional development activities with PPIA alumni and supporters of the program and the Ford School

The Fellowship is open to all undergraduates who expect to graduate between December of 2019 and August of 2020. If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Fellowship, go to the website and submit your application by November 1, 2018:

If you would like to learn more about PPIA at the Ford School, please contact us by calling 734-764-0453 or by emailing