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
Assemblyman Michael Blake - NY New York City, NY
Cities of Service Various
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.
Councilor Michelle Wu - Boston Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Democratic National Committee - Office of the Chair 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.
Maine Democratic Party Augusta, ME
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
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
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 Gina Raimondo - RI Providence, RI
Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
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.
State Senator Eric Lesser - MA Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
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.