IIPP Fellowship Program

The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program is a program of the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation that is now entering its 15th year. The Institute seeks to enhance U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a representative cross-section of the American citizenry. The IIPP also seeks to broaden access to international education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority college students.

The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students from underrepresented minority groups with education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. IIPP is a comprehensive program of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, graduate study, and student services that include mentoring and career development. Additionally, IIPP provides students with the education and training necessary to successfully enter, advance, and provide leadership in international affairs careers.

Eligibility requirements from undergraduate sophomores include the following:

  • Are enrolled full-time at an accredited four–year baccalaureate-granting institution
  • Are U.S. Citizens or legal residents (documentary support required)
  • Have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Possess excellent critical analysis and leadership skills
  • Have a strong demonstrated interest in international affairs, public policy and language training
  • Are an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)
  • Plan to seek admission to a two-year master’s degree program in international affairs

SIPA is proud to partner with IIPP in providing fellowship funding to admitted students and we welcome you to visit the IIPP web site for more information.