Director's Internships

The Institute of Politics Director's Internship program arranges paid summer internship opportunities for returning Harvard College undergraduates interested in exploring a summer in politics and public service. This summer, the IOP will offer over 100 Director’s Internships throughout the United States and abroad.

IOP Director's Interns are responsible for completing 8-10 weeks of full-time, substantive work and will be fully funded by the IOP in the amount $5000 domestically. Additionally, the Priscilla Chan Summer Service Award will cover the summer earnings contribution for students on financial aid who are accepted into the Director's Internship program. More information about that award can be found here

Title Citysort descending Areas of Work
NAACP Baltimore, MD
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Red Sox Foundation Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Economics/Business
  • Research
Veterans Legal Services Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Commonwealth of MA - Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Technology
  • Federal /State and Local Government
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Research
  • Education
  • Communications/Press
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Boston Globe Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
Social Finance Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Economics/Business
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Executive Office of Early Education and Care (Co-sponsored by the Center on the Developing Child) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Education
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Councilor Michelle Wu Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Research
  • Public Health
  • Federal /State and Local Government
State Senator Eric Lesser (D-MA) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
SocialSphere Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
  • Federal /State and Local Government
MA Attorney General Maura Healey Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Elected Officials
  • Research
Tobin Project Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Advocacy/Policy
Commonwealth of MA- Executive Office of Administration & Finance Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
Boston Public Schools Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Education
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Office of Massaschusetts Governor Charlie Baker Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
  • Communications/Press
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Elected Officials
270 Strategies Chicago, IL
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Communications/Press
  • Technology
Chicago Beyond Chicago, IL
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Education
  • Research
MacArthur Foundation Chicago, IL
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Global Fund (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Geneva, Switzerland
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • International
World Health Organization (Co-Sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Geneva, Switzerland
  • International
  • Public Health
  • Research
Vietnam Program at HKS, the Fulbright School Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Economics/Business
  • International
  • Research
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office London, England
  • Economics/Business
  • International
  • Think Tank/Strategy
International Rescue Committee London, England
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • International
  • Public Health
Healthy London Partnership (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) London, England
  • International
  • Public Health
  • Research
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra London, England
  • Elected Officials
  • International
  • Advocacy/Policy
National Health Service, Strategy Group, England (Co-Sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) London, England
  • International
  • Public Health
  • Advocacy/Policy
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves London, England
  • International
  • Elected Officials
  • Research
New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics New York City, NY
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Data/Analytics
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Education
  • Think Tank/Strategy
TurboVote New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Technology
  • Research
National Review New York City, NY
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
New York City Economic Development Corporation New York City, NY
  • Economics/Business
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Research
The New Republic New York City, NY
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Brennan Center for Justice New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
KIPP, New York City New York City, NY
  • Education
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
CNN - Fareed Zakaria GPS New York City, NY
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Lady Parts Justice League New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Global Health Corps (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Public Health
  • Research
MTV Social Impact Team New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Sanctuary for Families New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Education
  • Research
Erase the Hate - Civic Nation/NBC Universal New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications/Press
Office of the New York State Attorney General New York City, NY
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Elected Officials
  • Research
New York State Health Foundation (Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute) New York City, NY
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Assemblyman Michael Blake New York City, NY
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Mayor Peter Buttigieg, South Bend, IN South Bend, IN
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
ABC News-Political Unit Washington, D.C.
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Albright Stonebridge Group Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Advocacy/Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
Republican National Committee Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Elected Officials
Precision Strategies Washington, D.C.
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) Washington, D.C.
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Quorum Washington, D.C.
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Data/Analytics
Heritage Foundation Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Advocacy/Policy
Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Cato Institute Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Advocacy/Policy
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Amnesty International Washington, D.C.
  • International
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
CBS News-Face the Nation Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Pew Research Center Washington, D.C.
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
  • Data/Analytics
Winston Group Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
El-Hibri Foundation Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
Cook Political Report Washington, D.C.
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Elected Officials
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Research
Children's Defense Fund Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
Democratic National Committee - Office of the Chair Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Washington, D.C.
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Advocacy/Policy
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Research
  • Technology
TIME Magazine Washington, D.C.
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
PAI-Champions of Global Reproductive Rights (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Washington, D.C.
  • Public Health
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
Sunlight Foundation Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Technology
  • Research
Brookings Institution Washington, D.C.
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Research
U.S. Department of Justice (Office of Public Affairs) Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Communications/Press
  • Advocacy/Policy
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Echelon Insights Washington, D.C.
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Technology
United States Conference of Mayors Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Public Health
National Democratic Redistricting Committee Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
American Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Indivisible Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) Washington, D.C.
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
Partnership for Public Service Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Public Health
  • Research
CNN - Situation Room Washington, D.C.
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Washington, D.C.
  • Elected Officials
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Advocacy/Policy
RISE Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Peace Corps Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Research
TSA/Homeland Security Washington, D.C.
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Technology
NARAL Pro-Choice America Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Public Health
  • Federal /State and Local Government
Advancement Project Washington, D.C.
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications/Press
  • Research
Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente Santiago, Chile
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Federal /State and Local Government
  • Technology
ELA, Equipo Latinoamericana de Justicia y Género (Co-sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies) Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • International
  • Research
  • Education
Trilogy Interactive Oakland, California
  • Communications/Press
  • Think Tank/Strategy
  • Research
#Cut50 Oakland, California
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Think Tank/Strategy
Prolepsis Athens, Greece
  • International
  • Public Health
  • Research
Digital Government Unit of the Ministry of Public Administration Mexico City
  • Communications/Press
  • Technology
Gender Avenger Remote
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Born This Way Foundation Remote
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Research
  • Communications/Press
Crooked Media Los Angeles
  • Communications/Press
  • Research