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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 »


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.


Starr Rhee '21 is spending her summer interning in the office of Mayor David Briley, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. More »
Kevin Ballen '22 is spending the summer interning in the Detroit Mayor's Office.More »
Rachel Reynolds '22 is spending her summer interning in the office of Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III.More »