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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 15 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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A few fellow undergraduates and I traveled to the day-long conference held on Howard University’s campus in D.C. Although nominally partisan, Advance Camp and its panelists offered instructive lessons for those of all political persuasions, including those itching to apply their talents outside of... More »
The Director’s Internship program has been a signature of the IOP for nearly 25 years. Each summer, the IOP works with more than 150 government offices, non-profits and news organizations to provide internships for students who are looking to pursue careers in politics and public service.More »