Special Programs

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs offers special programs designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in public service.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is open to rising college seniors at U.S. accredited colleges or universities who demonstrate academic aptitude and a passion for policy. JSI serves as a pipeline to the policy world for students from underrepresented communities. Held each year at Princeton since 1985, JSI teaches skills essential for policy analysis and development in both the domestic and international spheres.


The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) encourages students to consider careers with the U.S. federal government. SINSI offers a four-year program open to all Princeton undergraduates, and to students who are in the first year of our MPA program. In this graduate fellowship, students study for a year in the MPA program, work for two years at an executive branch department or agency with a fully paid stipend, and then complete the master’s program. SINSI also supports a summer internship program for Princeton undergraduates.