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