Director's Internships

The Institute of Politics Director's Internship program arranges paid summer internship opportunities for returning Harvard College undergraduates interested in exploring a summer in politics and public service. This summer, the IOP will offer 125 Director’s Internships throughout the United States and abroad.

IOP Director's Interns are responsible for completing 10 weeks of full-time, substantive work and will be fully funded by the IOP in the amount $5000 domestically (international stipends follow Harvard recommendations by location and range between $5000 and $7000). Additionally, the Priscilla Chan Summer Service Award will cover the summer earnings contribution for students on financial aid who are accepted into the Director's Internship program. More information about that award can be found here


Titlesort descending City Industry
270 Strategies Chicago, IL
ABC News-Political Unit Washington, D.C.
Advancement Project Washington, D.C.
American Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C.
Americans for the Arts Washington, D.C.
Amnesty International Washington, D.C.
Assemblyman Michael Blake - NY New York City, NY
Black Voters Matter Fund Atlanta, GA
Boston Globe Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence Washington, D.C.
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office London, England
Brookings Institution (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Washington, D.C.
CBS-Face the Nation Washington, D.C.
Center for Civic Innovation Atlanta, GA
Children's Defense Fund Washington, D.C.
Cities of Service Various
Civic Nation Washington, D.C.
CNN - Fareed Zakaria GPS New York City, NY
CNN - Situation Room Washington, D.C.
Comision Nacional de Busqueda Mexico City, Mexico
Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) Washington, D.C.
Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) Washington, D.C.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) Washington, D.C.
Cook Political Report Washington, D.C.
Councilor Michelle Wu - Boston Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Creative Alliance
Crooked Media Los Angeles, CA
Democratic National Committee - Office of the Chair Washington, D.C.
DNC Convention 2020 Washington, D.C.
Echelon Insights Washington, D.C.
El-Hibri Foundation Washington, D.C.
Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Washington, D.C.
Gender Avenger Remote
GLAAD New York City, NY
Global Fund (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Geneva, Switzerland
Healthy London Partnership (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) London, England
Heritage Foundation Washington, D.C.
Human Campaign Los Angeles, CA
Igarapé Institute Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Indivisible Washington, D.C.
Integrity Initiatives International Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Lady Parts Justice League New York City, NY
Latino Victory Washington, D.C.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA
MacArthur Foundation Chicago, IL
Maine Democratic Party Augusta, ME
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Mayor Lori Lightfoot - Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Mayor Marty Walsh - Boston, MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Mayor Melvin Carter - St. Paul, MN St. Paul, MN
Mayor Mike Duggan - Detroit, MI Detroit, MI
Mayor Nan Whaley - Dayton, OH Dayton, OH
Mayor Peter Buttigieg - South Bend, IN South Bend, IN
Ministerio De Hacienda (Department of the Treasury) Santiago, Chile
NARAL Pro-Choice America (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Washington, D.C.
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Washington, D.C.
National Health Service, Strategy Group, England (Co-Sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) London, England
National Review New York City, NY
New Mexico Office of the Governor: State Personnel Office Santa Fe, NM
New York City Economic Development Corporation New York City, NY
New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics New York City, NY
Office of Governor Charlie Baker - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Office of Governor Gina Raimondo - RI Providence, RI
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Office of the Michigan Secretary of State Detroit, MI
Office of the New York State Attorney General New York City, NY
Parliamentary Internship: Conservative MP for Havant, Alan Mak London, England
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra London, England
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves London, England
Partnership for Public Service Washington, D.C.
Peace Corps Washington, D.C.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA
Precision Strategies Washington, D.C.
Prolepsis Athens, Greece
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
Red Sox Foundation Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Republican Governors Association Washington, D.C.
Republican National Committee Washington, D.C.
RISE Washington, D.C.
RNC Convention 2020 Washington, D.C.
Robin Hood Foundation New York City, NY
Sanctuary for Families New York City, NY
Social Finance Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
STAT Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
State Senator Eric Lesser - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Sunlight Foundation Washington, D.C.
TIME Magazine Washington, D.C.
Tobin Project Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Trilogy Interactive San Francisco / Bay Area, CA
TurboVote New York City, NY
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Baltimore, MD
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) Washington, D.C.
United States Conference of Mayors Washington, D.C.
When We All Vote Washington, D.C.
World Health Organization (Co-Sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Geneva, Switzerland