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Applying for PPIA

PPIA 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

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

Part I: Please prepare a statement of up to 2 double-spaced pages describing:

  • 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, approximately ½ page, double-spaced, 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, approximately 1 page, double-spaced, about the following:
Your experience working with diverse communities, particularly African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latino/as, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Part IV: To apply for the UCPPIA Law Fellowship you must first submit the online PPIA application with Berkeley as one of your choices. After submitting your application online, you will receive a confirmation email that will give you the option of submitting the following additional essay:

Please prepare a brief statement, approximately 1 page, double-spaced, about 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.

Online Application

To apply online, please visit: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/app/