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Applying for PPIA

PPIA 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2018

The online application includes a multiple part, personal statement section. Complete this first before you begin the online application, then you can copy and paste into the online application form.

 

Personal Statement

 

Parts I - IV are required of all applicants. Law fellows need to address an additional prompt. 

Part I: Please prepare a brief statement, up to 2 pages, double-spaced, 12- point font answering the following:

  • Your public service career goals
  • How your background has influenced those goals – you may include family, community, education, obstacles that you have overcome and other relevant life and work experiences
  • How participating in a PPIA Junior Summer Institute will help you achieve those goals

Part II: Please prepare a brief statement, up to 1 pages, double-spaced, 12- point font answering the following:

  • The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes strive to cultivate the development of future leaders equipped to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds in a multicultural society. What experiences will you bring to this program that will enable your fellow participants to have a fuller understanding of your commitment to public service, cross-cultural and social issues?

Part III: Please prepare a brief statement, up to 2 pages, double-spaced, 12- point font answering the following:

  • Given your interest in PPIA, why do you want to pursue a master's degree in Public Policy, and what do you intend to do with this degree?
  • If admitted, what specific skills do you want to gain this summer?

Part IV: Please prepare a brief statement, up to 1 pages, double-spaced, 12- point font answering the following:

  • Your experience working with diverse communities, particularly African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latino/as, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Law Fellows: Please prepare a brief statement, up to 1 pages, double-spaced, 12- point font answering the following:

  • Your interests for wanting to pursue joint degrees in law and public policy, what skills you would be seeking to acquire and how you will apply such skills to further your public service career goals.

To apply for the UCPPIA Law Fellowship you must select The Berkeley Law fellowship track under the Education Tab, specifically the Specialized Track section. That will allow you to view and submit the supplimental Law Fellow statement. 

Online Application

To apply online, please visit: https://jsiawards.ppiaprogram.org/