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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 »

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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7 Things Everyone Should Know About Young Americans in 2018
The IOP has been conducting regular polling of America’s young adults for eighteen years, examining their political views and highlighting key trends and issues. More »
The IOP has been conducting regular polling of America’s young adults http://iop.harvard.edu/youth-poll for eighteen years, examining their political views and highlighting key trends and issues. More »
More young Americans are saying they will vote in the upcoming midterm elections than in the last two midterms, according to a new national poll released Tuesday by the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.More »