What is the application for admission process?
The application for admission process consists of an application for
admission review followed by interviews for strong applicants.
Successful candidates are invited to join the Koch Internship Program and are then connected with open roles.
What makes a strong candidate?
- An understanding of and interest in free-market principles.
- Commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty.
- Solid academic record.
- Intellectual curiosity.
- Willingness to learn and be challenged.
- Desire to become a better and more equipped professional.
- Demonstration of entrepreneurial thinking.
- Current student or graduate with less than two years of work experience since most recent degree.
What is on the online application for admission?
You must submit the following items through our online application for admission. You should also be prepared to identify what types of jobs you are interested in.
- A resume.
- The names and contact information of three references, along with their relationship to you. Letters of recommendation or reference are not required.
- How does participating in the Koch Internship Program relate to your career interests? [100 word limit]
- What do you hope to gain by participating in the program’s professional education sessions? [100 word limit]
- What do you see as the ideal role of government? [50 word limit]
- Describe a specific example (current or historical) of an economic policy that aligns with your view of the ideal role of government. [100 word limit]
- List people or books that have influenced your philosophical or ideological thinking about the role of government. For each, write a sentence explaining how each has influenced you. We require three people or books for the summer application and five people or books for the spring application.
- Drawing on your academic and work-related experiences, describe a difficult work or academic project that you recently completed. Please include what made the project difficult and how it turned out. [150 words]