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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 »

PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The IOP offers 15 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.

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Washington Post chief correspondent will serve for 2018-2019 academic year More »
David Gutierrez is a rising senior concentrating in social studies with a minor in economics. Originally from Colombia, David is spending his summer as a Director's Intern in the Mexican government's Ministry of Public Administration in the Digital Governance Unit in Mexico City.More »
The last three weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least. Between sharing the story of Coding it Forward at conferences on both coasts and launching the 2018 Civic Digital Fellowship, our team has been busy . I feel so fortunate to see our past year of work come to fruition, so I wanted to take... More »