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
Harvard IOP Poll
Summer 2016 Youth Poll
IOP Polling Director John Della Volpe breaks down the 3 key takeaways from the IOP summer youth poll.
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 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 »
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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