Institute of Politics

Our Mission

The nonpartisan Institute of Politics is committed to fostering in our students a passion for public service, meaningful dialogue and active engagement in our democracy.

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Programs

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics occupies a rare place in America's higher education landscape, offering our students pathways to civic engagement, opportunities for service, and a home for civil discourse and free expression.

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Student Programs

The Institute of Politics aims to provide pathways for students to bring their passions and talent to the public square; interact with practitioners; gain useful experience; take action; and participate in addressing the critical issues of the day.

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Internships

Each year, the IOP offers students access to 300 paid internships around the world, providing opportunities for meaningful work in politics and public service

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Pritzker Fellows

Engaging students directly with a diverse cohort of elected officials, policymakers, and journalists each quarter for deep-dive analyses of the issues and offering opportunities to question and learn in group discussions, and one-on-one office hours.

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Speaker Series

A forum for public service leaders to share their diverse experiences on the key issues of the day with our students and the greater UChicago community.

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Career Advising

IOP staff is available for one-on-one career advising as students seek meaningful work in service of others.

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Alumni

The Alumni Network carries forward our mission by nurturing a community of the civically engaged after graduation.

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