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OUR MISSION + PASSION

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 16 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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The Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) program works to create a sustained, nuanced, welcoming and informed discussion on the intersection of race, ethnicity and politics. More »
The Institute of Politics’ Women’s Initiative in Leadership (WIL) was created to address the interest and importance of students of all gender and gender identities at Harvard in developing leadership skills.More »
Interested in working on a campaign? Damian Richardson ’20, Shreeya Panigrahi ’19, and Teddy Landis ’20 recently shared experiences from the 2020 Presidential campaign trail with their peers at the Institute of Politics.More »