2014 Public Policy & Leadership Conference at Harvard Kennedy School

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Applications are invited from eligible students for the 2014 Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) taking place at the Harvard Kennedy School from February 20-23, 2014. The conference is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.


Harvard Kennedy School will be offering its fourteenth annual spring conference for first and second year undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies. Their goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals.


The conference is open to

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only
  • Students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs

Selection Criteria

  • Conference participants will be selected based on good academic standing, as well as demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • Commitment to public service will be measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college. Please include this information on your resume.

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