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IIPP Fellows Program

IIPP (Institute for International Public Policy) Fellows Program

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The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) is a division of the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation that "helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village." The IIPP Fellows program is a multi-year education and training program, consisting of six required components, intended for promising young minority students who intend to work in international affairs.

Award Details

The IIPP Fellows program has six sequenced components: a Sophomore Summer Policy Institute after the sophomore year; Junior Year Study Abroad (for at least one semester); Junior Summer Policy Institute after the junior year; Summer Language Institute after senior year; a post-baccalaureate internship lasting up to one year; and a Master's degree program in International Affairs.

IIPP funds up to half the total cost of the junior year semester abroad, and up to $15,000 in matching funds for the graduate program.


Applicant must...

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • be an undergraduate sophomore at the time of application
  • be from an underrepresented minority group: African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • have at least a 3.2 GPA
  • have a demonstrated interested in international affairs, public policy and language training
  • intend to pursue a Master's degree in international affairs after the bachelor's
  • have a strong record of leadership experience
  • must be nominated by Fordham University through the Office for Prestigious Fellowships

Additional Notes

It is "strongly recommended" that applicants, by the time of application, have taken courses in at least one of the following areas: international affairs, foreign policy, a foreign language, political science, sociology, macro/micro-economics, statistics, or journalism.

International Relations has been the most common undergraduate major of past IIPP Fellows.


External deadline: (TBA)

Campus deadline:

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