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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 women students 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 »