Our mission is to create
The future ofPolitics
and public service every day, inspiring undergraduates to lead lives of purpose by committing themselves to the practice of politics and governing, and to public service and the countless opportunities to serve at home and around the world
Celebrating the 58th Presidential Inauguration
IOP undergraduates are in Washington, DC to celebrate the presidential inauguration. Follow on IOP Snapchat for a millennial's view of the day.
OUR MISSION + PASSION
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 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 »
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PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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.
CREATING THE FUTURE OF POLITICS