Applicants must:

  • Have completed at least one course in college-level economics, mathematics, or statistics; or an AP/IB calculus, economics, or statistics course.
  • Have junior or senior standing in an accredited U.S. college with one or two semesters remaining after completing the summer institute; this includes international students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university.
  • Demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to a career in public or international affairs.

Application Deadline and Requirements

Applicants must upload the following materials to the online application. (If these documents are not already in electronic form, please scan them before you begin)

  • A résumé that includes work experience, extracurricular activities, foreign travel, language abilities, community involvement and other experiences relevant to public affairs
  • A multipart personal statement highlighting cultural experiences, leadership skills and a commitment to public service
  • Unofficial academic transcripts for ALL colleges and universities you have attended and listed on the application**
  • Two letters of recommendation (Applicants will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of the two people who will submit letters of recommendation)
  • If applicable, a copy of all financial aid award letters for the current academic year and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Complete financial information requested on the application (If you do not receive financial aid, please submit parent/guardian’s income tax return)
  • Submit the completed PPIA JSI Application

** Students admitted to the JSI program will be required to submit an official academic transcript(s) for ALL of the colleges and universities attended and listed on the application.