Student Liaison

The liaison program offers Harvard undergraduates a unique opportunity to interact with and get to know one of our Resident Fellows - public figures with exceptional careers and experiences in politics and public service - in an intimate & personal setting. Liaison teams of six help plan, produce and publicize a study group each week. Students often describe the experience as one of the most memorable they've had at Harvard, and we encourage everyone to apply!

  • We recommend you attend the IOP Open House during the beginning of each semester to meet the new Fellows and review their study group outlines.
  • Complete the short online application, which asks questions about interests, special skills, and relevant experience. Students can apply to be a liaison, a member of the Fellows Selection Committee, or a member of the Leadership Team. More about those positions will be posted closer to the application deadline.
  • The student co-chairs, in consultation with IOP staff, carefully review the applications under name-blind conditions and inform applicants of decisions close to a week after the application deadline.
  • Follow @IOPFellows on Twitter for realtime program and application updates.

If you have any questions about the process, or about the program in general, please don't hesitate to contact the program co-chairs, Megan Mers & Max Ubinas.

Thanks, and we hope to see you involved!