Comp HPR

The Harvard Political Review is a quarterly, nonpartisan political journal and dynamic online platform produced entirely by undergraduates. We welcome all Harvard College students, regardless of concentration, level of experience, or political leaning.

How can I get involved?

There are a number of ways to contribute to the Harvard Political Review. We are always seeking new staff writers and contributors for our print publication and online content streams. Please direct inquiries about the Editorial Board to President Samuel Kessler (

In addition, students can join the HPR’s Publishing Board, which offers Harvard’s only integrated publishing comp. For those who are financially inclined, the Business Associate track offers a creative, hands-on opportunity to gain experience in sales, circulation, and advertising. Students with design interest can become a Design Associate, those with web design talents can become Web Associates, and students with an interest in video and photo production can become a Multimedia Associate. Anyone interested in web development, data science, or any aspect of technology can join the tech team and become a Senior Engineer. Contact Publisher Drew Pendergrass (

How do I comp the Harvard Political Review’s Editorial Staff?

The requirements for students seeking to comp (i.e., join) the editorial staff of the magazine are as follows:

The Harvard Political Review meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 7 to 8 pm in the first floor conference room at the IOP.

What about the HPR’s Publishing Staff?

The requirements for Business Associates are as follows:

The requirements for Design Associates are as follows:

The requirements for Senior Engineers are as follows:

The requirements for Multimedia Associates are as follows:

If you have questions about your current comp status or any of the comp requirements, please contact Staff Director Sal DeFrancesco.