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The Summer in Washington program organizes political and public-service focused events in DC over the summer months and is often referred to as the IOP’s “third semester.” It is as an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the broad range of careers and experiences in politics and public service – from meeting with elected officials to visiting polling firms and think tanks, museums, and much more – and to create a community for Harvard undergraduates around politics and public service. Open to all Harvard Undergraduates living and/or working in Washington DC, the program also provides opportunities to interact with Harvard alumni, explore Washington, DC and connect with peers.

Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and the Class of 2014 are all welcome to participate.

Interested in participating in the Summer in Washington program? Here's a note from the 2014 coordinator:

Hi! My name is Aaron Henricks and I will be coordinating the Summer in Washington program this year. My three favorite things about SIW: asking politicians the tough questions, eating free food, and meeting new Harvard friends! If you are interested in joining, please email me at  I'm looking forward to a great summer.

If you are interested in hosting a Summer in Washington event, please contact:


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