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


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