Thursday, September 1, 2022

Learn About Fully Paid Summer Programs for Students Interested in International Affairs!

Are you an undergraduate student interested in making a positive change in the world? Do you receive need-based financial aid? If so, there are two programs you should learn about! 

1. The PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Fellows) program is for juniors with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs or domestic public policy.


This all-expenses-paid program for summer 2023 includes courses (with transferable credit), a full range of extracurricular activities, and career-development support, travel & room and board, and more!

Important: **This program focuses on students receiving need-based financial aid (demonstrated by FAFSA), as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in international affairs leadership roles in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.**

PPIA is open to juniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients; GPA of 3.0 recommended.  

Deadline: November 1

2. The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is for students with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs. The program provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

This all-expense-paid program takes place at Howard University for six weeks in summer 2023.

Important: the Rangel program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service.

Rangel is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors and requires U.S. citizenship. Rangel requires a GPA minimum of 3.2.

The deadline will be in early February 2023.

Here are opportunities to learn more! 👇

Join us for the PPIA and Rangel Summer UMD Student Virtual Panel

Learn about these programs and hear from alumni about their experiences. This is also an opportunity to ask them questions! 

When: Friday, September 9, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Register here

Virtual Information Sessions
In addition, we will hold a series of virtual sessions. Please register for one  below:

Interested but not able to attend? Please fill out this brief survey.