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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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Michelle Zhang
Michelle Zhang '21 reflects on her summer working with Cities of Service and the Love Your Block Program in South Bend, IN. More »
Maya Jenkins '21 reflects on her summer working with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.More »
Natalie Sherman Jollis '21 reflects on her summer working with Cities of Service and the Love Your Block Program in Buffalo, NY.More »