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
Comision Nacional de Busqueda (Co-sponsored with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies) Mexico City, Mexico
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.
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (Co-sponsored with the Center for Public Interest Careers) Detroit, MI
DNC Convention 2020 Washington, D.C.
Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service Washington, D.C.
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
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 Melvin Carter - St. Paul, MN St. Paul, MN
Mayor Mike Duggan - Detroit, MI Detroit, MI
Mayor Nan Whaley - Dayton, OH Dayton, OH
Mayor William Peduto - Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
Neighborhood Defender Service - Detroit (Co-sponsored with the Center for Public Interest Careers) Detroit, MI
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
New York Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice New York City, NY
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 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
Peace Corps Washington, D.C.
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
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. Department of Commerce Washington, D.C.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Co-sponsored with the Harvard Global Health Institute) Baltimore, MD
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Washington, D.C.
U.S. Department of State (Domestic - PRESELECT) 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.