“As the first person in my extended family to graduate from college, it was important to participate in the JSI. It opened up my eyes to the world of public policy and a graduate education” — Alejandra Herrera Chávez, MPA/URP ’03
PPIA Junior Summer Institute
Since 1985 the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs has hosted a Junior Summer Institute as part of its proud tradition of promoting diversity at Princeton University and in the public service arena. Students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives with a wide range of life experiences have come to campus to further their commitment to public service.
The goal of the program is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds -- including underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and students from families with lower socio-economic status -- for graduate study and careers in public policy. We believe that by encouraging a diverse cadre of leaders to consider careers in public service, we will strengthen the leadership capacity of government and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.
The JSI fosters the development of skills essential for the analysis, evaluation and development of public policy in both the domestic and international spheres, with emphasis on critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and written and oral communication.
Visit the WWS Admissions PPIA/JSI page for more information about the program and how to apply.