Frequently Asked Questions
The typical selection process consists of two parts, screening and hiring:
The screening process starts with a review of your online application for admission. Qualified applicants then participate in phone interviews, and potentially, an in-person or video-conference interview with the Institute. After completing the Institute’s screening process and interviews, candidates move to the hiring stage of the application for admission process.
During the hiring stage of the application for admission process, candidates are connected to open roles at our partner organizations. At this point, candidates interview for specific jobs with hiring managers at partner organizations. Successful candidates will receive job offers during this stage.
If you are selected and have secured a job, only then are you officially admitted to the Liberty@Work program.
- Solid understanding of free-market principles.
- Commitment to limited government and the advancement of individual liberty.
- Typically, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- A solid academic record.
- Strong interest in learning and applying MBM® in a non-profit setting.
- Desire to become a better and more equipped professional.
- Demonstration of entrepreneurial thinking.
You must submit the following items through our online application for admission. Also, be prepared to identify possible career paths.
- A résumé.
- 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 Liberty@Work. The statement is your opportunity to tell us why you are a compelling candidate for our educational programs; it may address your career interests or goals, significant accomplishments or obstacles overcome, educational or professional achievements, or any way in which your perspective, viewpoint, or experience will add to the richness of the educational environment at the Charles Koch Institute (300 word limit).
- A description of a specific example from the last 50 years of an economic policy or issue that aligns with your view of the ideal role of government (100 word limit).
- A description of a specific example from the last 50 years of an economic policy or issue 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 it has influenced you.
- A video describing your professional development goals for the course of the program. You may find it helpful to focus on the Market-Based Management® component of the curriculum. (3 minute limit).*
- A video describing a professional or academic experience when your contributions were key to a group’s success. Please provide context to explain your role, your contributions, and the way you operated within the team (3 minute limit).*
- A video describing an example of a political or economic issue you have shifted your stance on recently and why (3 minute limit).*
*Videos will be evaluated based on content, not production quality (a webcam recording will do!) If you have questions or concerns regarding the video component, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative solutions.