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Koch Internship Program

Students engage in professional development through weekly introductory classes and a paid internship opportunity.

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Koch Associate Program

The Koch Associate Program (KAP) is a demanding opportunity for high-performing, early career individuals to accelerate their professional growth.

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Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship

The Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship is designed specifically for aspiring and entrepreneurial journalists to refine their storytelling skills and accelerate their careers in media.

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Education and dialogue on our most critical issues is essential for developing innovative solutions and bold new ideas.

  • Criminal Justice Reform

    We support criminal justice reforms that keep our communities safe by respecting human dignity and emphasizing public safety.

  • Free Speech & Toleration

    Protecting good ideas and speech means protecting all ideas and speech, so long as they do not violate the person, property, or liberty of others.

  • Foreign Policy

    We work to expand the public debate about what foreign policy will make us more safe and secure, and we support a new generation of experts re-examining prevailing orthodoxy.

  • Stopping Corporate Welfare

    We support reforms that lead to more innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity.

  • Technology & Innovation

    We support a culture that embraces innovation, maintaining and expanding opportunity for all.

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The latest news about the Charles Koch Institute, our initiatives, and our students and alumni.

08-02-2019 01:40pm

Statement from Will Ruger in Response to Reports of an Initial U.S. Peace Deal with the Taliban

William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, on reports that the U.S. has reached an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a drawdown of 6,000 troops.

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07-17-2019 02:41pm

Charles Koch Institute Applauds Freedom of Information ‘Accountability Engine,’ Cites Immigration Data as Proof of Importance

As part of years of work requesting and organizing the findings of millions of public records requests, scholars at Syracuse’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse discovered immigrants now wait an average of 727 days for decisions on their cases.

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07-16-2019 11:41am

Setting the Table for Discussion on How Tech Platforms Address Extremism

Media and technology firms are grappling to discover and refine the rules, tools, and standards that address substantive concerns about extreme content while allowing free expression to thrive. Communities Overcoming Extremism: the After Charlottesville Project is bringing together private sector leaders to talk about the questions and discoveries arising in different online communities.

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