Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

Why Public Policy?

Undergraduate studies

A concentration in Public Policy develops the skills and confidence needed to tackle the increasingly complex policy issues of the 21st century.

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Internship Funding

Governor Francis Licht Interns

Undergraduate concentrators are eligible to apply for a stipend to pursue an unpaid public policy internship.

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News and Announcements

New Undergraduate Degree Program 
The Watson Institute announces a new undergraduate degree program, International and Public Affairs, offering three tracks: Development, Policy & Governance, and Security. 

The Public Policy concentration will continue to be available through class '23. Students expected to graduate in '22 and '23 are encouraged to talk to the International and Public Affairs staff and faculty to determine which concentration is best to pursue.