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OUR MISSION + PASSION

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University was established as a living memorial to America's youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy. Since its founding half a century ago, the Institute has used its programming and activities to ignite passion, appreciation and respect for politics and public service in the hearts and minds of every generation. More »

PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The IOP offers 15 major programs for undergraduate involvement including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, a fellowship program with top political practitioners, over 100 paid internships; a nonpartisan, quarterly journal; and a nationwide survey project of millennials’ political views.

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Eric Cheng is a rising junior in Quincy House concentrating in Economics with a secondary field in Mind, Brain, and Behavior. Originally from Troy, Michigan, Eric is spending his summer working with Erase the Hate, NBCUniversal and Civic Nation's reinvented campaign dedicated to supporting and... More »
New Video: Our Summer Celebration in Washington, D.C. with President Lawrence S. Bacow More »
Abby is a rising Junior in Leverett House. She studies Applied Math and Economics in the hopes of using her quantitive reasoning skills to benefit causes and organizations that she cares about.More »