Chicago State University

Program Application

PPSP - Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-Time undergraduate or graduate status.
  • Undergraduate must be at least a junior with cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25.
  • Graduate must have a minimum 3.50.
  • Students are required to register for the appropriate academic course in order to qualify for academic credit hours.

How Do I Apply to the Program?

  • Submit an essay responding to the following questions:
  • Why are you applying to the Public Policy Scholars Program?
  • What are your academic and career plans after completing your degree?
  • What do you expect to gain by participating in this program?
  • Register with career services and conduct a mock interview.
  • Submit an updated copy of your resume.
  • Secure two (2) letters of recommendation; one must be from an individual who can properly evaluate your academic work and abilities.
  • Submit a copy of your most recent college or university transcripts.
  • Complete the online application.

Program Benefits

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 during the terms of the internship agreement.
  • Career and academic planning workshops.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Public policy forums/events.