Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) Summer Scholar Program

Application Deadline

September 18, 2020

The Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) is delighted to announce the fourth season of the PNPI Summer Scholar Program (May 28- August 2, 2019). PNPI’s Summer Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated undergraduate seniors (rising or current) and/or graduate students with demonstrated financial need to learn about federal higher education policy alongside current and prospective higher education policymakers, all while offering the financial support needed to live and work in Washington, D.C. 

To ensure that the experience is substantive and accessible, PNPI provides its scholars with housing and travel assistance in addition to an hourly wage.  The leading source of professional development for federal postsecondary policymakers, PNPI offers scholars the opportunity to build their knowledge base and their network in federal higher education policy over the course of their summer in D.C.

Applicants to the program are required to demonstrate full or part-time enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education and proof of financial need. All majors and fields of study are considered, but candidates must indicate an interest in postsecondary education policy or practice.

Applications are currently available on PNPI’s website ( 

Research Offering Type

Internship Research Assistant

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Undergraduate School

College Engineering LPS Nursing Wharton
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