Institute of Politics

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We Have a New Director!

Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been named our new director! Heidi is a familiar face to many from her frequent visits to campus and the IOP. She is a former Pritzker Fellow, has participated in numerous Speaker Series events and currently serves on our senior advisory board. Heidi officially joins the IOP family January 3rd.

Civic Engagement

Providing pathways for students to explore public service, the democratic process, journalism, and the challenges that permeate public policy. Through workshops, treks, and student-led leadership programs, students develop the tools to become leaders, advocates, and public servants.

Students standing in front of truck with sign that reads "Vote"

UChiVotes

UChiVotes is a student-led, nonpartisan voter engagement initiative created to boost voter turnout and engagement on the UChicago campus.

Student-Led Programs

Through a diverse slate of student-led programs, students develop the tools to become leaders, advocates, and public servants.

Speaker Series

Each year, the Institute of Politics holds hundreds of events exploring the most pressing issues of our time and providing students and the public direct contact with guests spanning a vast spectrum of ideological, professional, and geographical backgrounds.

Internships and Careers

The Institute of Politics provides 300 fully-funded internships each year across the country and around the world. These opportunities offer our students the chance to do meaningful, often life-changing work in a wide variety of fields related to politics and public service.

Pritzker Fellows

The Pritzker Fellows Program brings to campus practitioners in politics, government, journalism, advocacy, and the nonprofit and policy worlds to share lessons from their distinguished careers. Through weekly seminars and office hours, our Fellows offer students invaluable insights and mentorship.

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