One of the IOP’s signature programs is the Director’s Internship program. Since 1995, we have partnered with high-profile organizations and elected officials around the world to provide substantive, career-oriented summer internships for undergraduate students interested in politics, government, and public service.
This summer we plan to offer 100 Director’s Internships, which will be fully funded by the IOP in the amount of $4000. IOP Director's Interns are responsible for completing 8-10 weeks of full-time work. Each student is eligible to apply for up to two Director’s Internships.
2013 Director's Interns Sietse Goffard '15 and Eliza Pan '15 were profiled in the Harvard Gazette for their work serving the constituents of Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Labor Party Member of Parliament, Rachel Reeves respectively.
Watch one of our 2012 Director's Intern of the Week clips with Nicholas Jofre
Reaction from 2012 Director's Interns:
My interests in public service, nonprofit function, and American history were what initially sparked my interest in the work of the John F. Kennedy Foundation. After my two months of working with the incredible people at the Foundation, I have not only developed a deeper understanding of all three of these fields, but also come to realize the powerful impact that a foundation that celebrates a legacy of the past while simultaneously looking forward to the promise of the future can have
Stephanie Barnett '13
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Working for Congressman McCarthy allowed me to meet incredible people, gain insight into the inner workings of the legislative process, explore a great city, learn valuable skills, and complete meaningful tasks for one of the best Congressmen in the country. It was a world-view altering experience, and will be invaluable as I continue through my final years at college.
Nathan Clement '14
Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA
For questions about the Director's Internship Program, please email IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu.