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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 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.


Recipients of the 2018 Institute of Politics Director’s Internship Program will receive a $5,000 stipend for their summer internships, a $1,000 boost from past years. The IOP had been considering the increase for the past few years, according to Spencer E. Shapiro ’18, the current Internships and...More »