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.

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