Student Opportunities

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. Learn more about our student opportunities below. 


Graduate students spend 10 weeks in Greater Boston's state and local agencies during a paid summer internship. Fellows help agencies advance high-profile, important policy projects and key priorities. 


For more than forty years, this program has provided full-tuition scholarships to help elected and appointed officials from Greater Boston attend HKS's Mid-Career Master's Program.


Experiential learning opportunities and field labs pair students with state and local agencies in Greater Boston to tackle critical policy issues from many angles. 


Appointed officials from Boston and Cambridge are eligible for full- and partial-tuition scholarships to short-term Executive Education programs at the Kennedy School.