Please join us in welcoming the Ford School’s 2016 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) fellows.
Our competitively selected PPIA fellows will spend the next seven weeks at the Ford School as they complete an intensive curriculum designed to help them prepare for graduate school and leadership roles in public service. They will take courses in statistics, economics, policy writing, and GRE preparation, as well as two-week modules on topical policy issues including health policy (taught by Paula Lantz), international policy (Yazier Henry), and monetary policy (Susan M. Collins)
A variety of enrichment and professional development activities are also planned for our PPIA fellows, including resume and cover letter workshops, a graduate school fair, and a number of field trips.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program. The Ford School is proud to be one of only four policy programs in the nation that offer free summer institutes for PPIA fellows—something we’ve done each year since 1983. Other summer institute hosts include the Heinz College (Carnegie Mellon), the Goldman School (University of California, Berkeley), and the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton).
The PPIA program aims to promote diversity in public service and to prepare underrepresented groups for public sector leadership.
The Ford School's 2016 PPIA cohort consists of 18 aspiring public servants from across the country who are pursuing a broad range of undergraduate degrees. These students have expressed interests in an array of policy areas, including economic development, education, the environment, health, housing, immigration, international development, monetary policy, national security, poverty and inequality, and more.