FAQ


The summer 2014 program application is now closed. The program will run from June 2, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Check back soon for updates about our fall 2014 program!

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 then connected to open roles at our partner organizations. At this point, candidates interview for specific internship roles with hiring managers at partner organizations. If you are offered a role by a partner organization and accept the offer, only then are you officially admitted to the Koch Internship Program.

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.

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 two references, along with his or her relationship to you. Letters of recommendation or reference are not required.
  • A personal statement that conveys why you are a compelling candidate for the Koch Internship Program [300 word limit].
  • A personal statement describing your interest in learning about Market-Based Management® and any other aspects of the professional education sessions and curriculum that most interest you [100 word limit].
  • A statement on what you see as the ideal role of government [50 word limit].
  • A description of a specific example (current or historical) of an economic policy that aligns with your view of the ideal role of government [100 word limit].
  • A description of a specific example (current or historical) of an economic policy that conflicts with your view of the ideal role of government [100 word limit].
  • A list of three people or books that have influenced your philosophical or ideological thinking about the role of government. For each, explain in one sentence how each has influenced you.