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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.


IOP Director's Intern Gevin Reynolds '19 discusses working in the office of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as the Representative and civil rights icon played a leading role in the 2016 House Gun Reform Sit-In. More »
Hear from Rohan Pavuluri '18, co-founder of Prudence Labs and recipient of a 2016 Gov 2.0 grant.More »
We're looking back at former Fellow Peter Westmacott's insights and stories about ambassadorship and social media diplomacy.More »