Summer Policy Internship at Berkeley

The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at the University of California, Berkeley is accepting applications for summer of 2009*.

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, law and/or international affairs. Participants complete course work in economics, statistics, and policy analysis; and visit local, state and federal government agencies and non profit organizations. Each year we select thirty students to participate in the program from across the country.  This summer, 10 slots will again be allocated to students interested in pursuing joint degrees in law and public policy.  In addition to learning the fundamentals of policy analysis, UCPPIA Law Fellows will be exposed to the skills necessary to gain entry to and succeed at a top law school.  This program is launched in conjunction with UC Berkeley School of Law.

Students selected to participate receive:

* Assistance with travel expenses to and from the Summer Institute
* $1000 Stipend
* Free room and board
* Free books and materials
* Free GRE and LSAT course
* A minimum $5000 fellowship from a consortium graduate school where the PPIA fellow is accepted

*-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, 2008.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at:

Please contact Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, or Laura McCaul, Program Assistant, via email at or by telephone at (510) 643-8561 if you have any questions.


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