The Summer in Washington (SIW) program, or the IOP's "third semester," hosts political and public-service focused events in Washington, DC over the summer. It's an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the broad range of careers and experiences in politics and public service – from meeting with elected officials to visiting polling firms and think tanks, museums, and much more – and to create a community for Harvard undergraduates around politics and public service. In 2017, the program offered dozens of opportunities to interact with Harvard alumni, explore Washington, DC and connect with peers. See a few highlight photos above.
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