Examples of IOP Summer Stipend Internship Placements

The Institute of Politics Summer Stipend offers funding for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors accepting non- or low-paying summer internships in politics and public service, including: local, state, or federal government, public interest groups, non-governmental organizations, political organizations, political journalism, think tanks, and political campaigns. All organizations involved must comply with Harvard anti-discrimination policies.

Below is a list of examples of organizations that meet these broad criteria. This list is by no means exhaustive, nor does it indicate that an internship with these organizations will necessarily be awarded funding. If you are unsure if your internship meets these criteria but believe it constitutes politics and/or public service, we encourage you to apply to the program. You can find application information here

  • ABC News
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Brookings Institution
  • Cato Institute
  • Campaigns (federal, state, and local)
  • CBS News
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Center for the Study of the Presidency
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Court Services, such as: Public Defenders Offices, Attorneys General Offices, etc
  • Democratic Governors Association
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Governors Offices
  • Human Rights Watch
  • State Senate and House Offices
  • Mayors' Offices
  • National League of Cities
  • NBC News
  • Police Departments
  • Purple Strategies
  • Republican Governors Association
  • Roll Call
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Hill
  • The Hotline
  • The White House
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. Federal Departments such as: Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, etc
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • United Nations