The Institute encourages undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to spend at least part of their professional careers in state or local government in Greater Boston and offer a variety of avenues to pursue while at Harvard University.
- Public Policy Summer Fellowship - A ten-week summer fellowship for graduate students
- Experiential Learning - Class led by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Linda Bilmes
- Rappaport/Boston Urban Scholarship - A scholarship for appointed and elected officials to the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career program
- Executive Education - Scholarship assistance for short, intensive seminars for appointed officials in Boston and Cambridge