Student Liaison

The liaison program offers Harvard undergraduates a unique opportunity to interact with and get to know one of our Resident Fellows - public figures with exceptional careers and experiences in politics and public service - in an intimate & personal setting. Liaison teams of six help plan, produce and publicize a study group each week. Students often describe the experience as one of the most memorable they've had at Harvard, and we encourage everyone to apply!

  • We recommend you attend the IOP Open House at the beginning of each semester to meet the new Fellows and review their study group outlines.
  • Complete the short online application, which asks questions about interests, special skills, and relevant experience. Students can apply to be a liaison, a member of the Fellows Selection Committee, or a member of the Leadership Team. More about those positions will be posted closer to the application deadline.
  • The student co-chairs, in consultation with IOP staff, carefully review the applications under name-blind conditions and inform applicants of decisions close to a week after the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the process, or about the program in general, please don't hesitate to contact the program co-chairs, Emily Hall & Jason Ge.

Thanks, and we hope to see you involved!