For Students

The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy empowers students to create new understandings of the world around them and explore policy by providing internships, research and presentation opportunities.

BIPP Summer Research Fellowship

As a BIPP Research Fellow, you will engage in research with faculty mentor supervision for eight to 12 weeks over the summer. At the end of your fellowship, you’ll present what you’ve discovered, preferably at the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

Learn more and apply

Internships through BIPP 

BIPP student interns gain valuable career preparation and an inside view of a working policy institute. Our students perform a variety of important roles that allow them to take their interest in politics and policy out of the classroom and into the national forum. Their responsibilities include: 

  • Maintaining the social media presence for the institute.
  • Promoting events.
  • Helping organize events and brainstorming activities for the institute.
  • Hosting speakers and the Advisory Board.
  • Writing weekly op-ed columns for The Bucknellian

If you are interested in getting involved, watch for openings at the beginning of the year on The Bridge.

BIPP Blog Feed

  • Feb 11, 2020 2:41 p.m.

    Students invited to attend “Policy Boot Camp” at Penn State Harrisburg in April!

    PUBLIC POLICY CAMP 2020 | Friday, April 24, 2020 Penn State Harrisburg Campus & Pennsylvania State Capitol The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is partnering with Penn…
  • Jan 24, 2020 7:53 p.m.

    Information Session for Students: BIPP Summer Research Fellowship

    Did you know that students in the Social Sciences can also get involved in research? Are you interested in public policy issues and having a meaningful research experience this summer?…
  • Jan 17, 2020 7:00 p.m.

    Pizza and Policy Plus: Medicare

    Thursday, Jan. 23rd11:00-NoonAcademic West Lounge, 1st Floor Pizza, salad, and drinks for all who attend. Sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy…
  • Dec 20, 2019 6:14 p.m.

    Public Opinion on Impeachment: A Knowledge Problem?

    By Annie Lindenthal ’20 President Clinton was impeached for his relations for Monica Lewinsky, right? Wrong. The low level of public knowledge about impeachment is remarkable. With the recent release…
  • Dec 9, 2019 2:45 p.m.

    A Timeline of Public Opinion on the Green New Deal

    By Nikki Marrone ’20 The Green New Deal is a series of environmental policies targeted at combating climate change, spearheaded by United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Green New Deal…

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