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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.


The IOP is happy to welcome back former Fellow Lois Romano as a strategic advisor More »
Coding It Forward, a Harvard student-led initiative to connect young people using technology for social good, is the winner of the IOP's 2017 Gov 2.0 GrantMore »
IOP students will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia this summer for lessons in cross-cultural leadershipMore »