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


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Assemblyman Michael Blake - NY New York City, NY
Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) Manchester, NH
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.
Councilor Michelle Wu - Boston Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Democratic National Committee - Office of the Chair Washington, D.C.
DNC Convention 2020 Washington, D.C.
Mayor Francis Suarez - Miami, FL Miami, FL
Mayor John Cooper – Nashville, TN Nashville, TN
Mayor Kiesha Lance Bottoms - Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA
Mayor Lori Lightfoot - Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Mayor Marty Walsh - Boston, MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Mayor Mike Duggan - Detroit, MI Detroit, MI
Mayor William Peduto - Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
New Mexico Office of the Governor: State Personnel Office Santa Fe, NM
Office of Governor Charlie Baker - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom - CA Sacramento, CA
Office of Governor Gina Raimondo - RI Providence, RI
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Office of the New York State Attorney General New York City, NY
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra London, England
Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves London, England
Republican Governors Association Washington, D.C.
Republican National Committee Washington, D.C.
RNC Convention 2020 Washington, D.C.
State Senator Eric Lesser - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
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.