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The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University was established as a living memorial to America's youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy. Since its founding nearly half a century ago, the Institute has used its programming and activities to ignite passion, appreciation and respect for politics and public service in the hearts and minds of every generation. More »


The IOP offers over a dozen major programs for undergraduate involvement including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, a fellowship program with top political practitioners, over 100 paid internships; a nonpartisan, quarterly journal; and a nationwide survey project of Millennials’ political views.


The April IOP Youth Poll found that among young Americans, trust in the media is low. But it's lowest among those supporting Trump, and highest among those backing Clinton. More »
Apply for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern at the Republican or Democratic National Conventions!More »
The May 12 Time magazine cover story cites our poll results that 19% of young Americans and 26% of older people consider themselves capitalists.More »