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 Handshake.

BIPP Blog Feed

  • May 19, 2020 2:44 p.m.

    Summer Internship Opportunity at PPIA

    Position: PPIA Internship (Summer 2020)  The PPIA (Public Policy & International Affairs) Program seeks interns to support the organization. PPIA is a national nonprofit that prepares undergraduate students from underrepresented…
  • May 2, 2020 2:31 a.m.

    Where is Opioid Addiction Concentrated the Most?

    By: Fei Guo ’21 BIPP Survey Research Laboratory Intern The opioid crisis is generally the misuse of a broad category of opioid-related substances, including heroin and fentanyl. Opioid addiction is…
  • Apr 27, 2020 6:01 p.m.

    The Legacy Myth of College Admission

    By: Fei Guo ’21 BIPP Survey Research Laboratory Intern The legacy and racial bias of American college admission is always a hot topic. Last year, a nationwide cheating scandal, known…
  • 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?…

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Bucknell Institute for Public Policy


100 Academic West Building

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Chris Ellis

Professor of Political Science
Co-director, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy

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John Doces

Associate Professor of Political Science
Co-director, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy