PPIA Junior Summer Institute

JSI Group Photo 2023

JSI Summer Program

Since 1985, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs has hosted a Junior Summer Institute (JSI) as part of its proud tradition of promoting diversity at Princeton University and in the public service arena. For nearly 40 years, 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 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.

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.

In addition to Princeton’s PPIA Junior Summer Institute, six other prominent schools host PPIA summer institutes: the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Harvard University, and the University of Washington.

For additional information, please visit the PPIA program website.

2024 Program Calendar

The program will be delivered in-person in the summer of 2024.

Junior Summer Institute Dates: Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, July 28.