Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Be part of our programs.

Professional Education

We’re dedicated to helping students and professionals drive social change, to achieve a society in which everybody has the opportunity to realize their potential and succeed by benefiting others.  Our educational programs are for aspiring leaders who are motivated to challenge the status quo, solve problems, and work toward a better society for everyone.

Through our programs, participants gain knowledge, skills, and work experience to enable meaningful careers.  Today, our 3,800 alumni are making a difference in the world as leaders transforming non-profit organizations, journalists keeping the public informed, social entrepreneurs addressing poverty, analysts improving public policy, and scholars doing cutting-edge research.

Our Programs At a Glance

  • 3,800+


  • 150+

    Participating organizations

Alumni Network

Alumni of our programs are helping to drive positive societal transformation, such as working to expand educational opportunity, advance principled business, discover community-based solutions to social challenges, support a free press, and improve public policy.

In addition to many other professional paths, future careers for our alumni have included becoming founders of non-profits, tenured professors, journalists, expert policy analysts.  Learn more about our alumni who have been honored by Forbes’ “30 Under 30.”

Completing a Charles Koch Institute educational program comes with many long-term benefits, including access to an alumni network of more than 3,800 professionals. Just as the Institute is dedicated to helping our participants grow and evolve professionally, we are equally excited to help our alumni reach their goals and make a difference in the world.

As an alumnus, you will have access to resources that will help you continue to build skills and meet your goals. These resources include:

  • Access to the alumni LinkedIn group, and the associated discussion boards, job postings, and networking opportunities.
  • Connection to social change jobs and internships, found on our Alumni Jobs Page.
  • Invitations to alumni-only events, happy hours, and conferences.
  • Support from the Alumni Relations team staff.

Questions about how our alumni network can help you? Email our Alumni team at

Discover our programs

Find the educational program that is right for you

Professional Programs

Over the course of a year, participants gain valuable experience and insights through a full-time job opportunity paired with professional education that includes projects, workshops, seminar discussions, presentations from industry leaders, and a diverse network of colleagues.

Learn More
koch internship program students playing scattergories

Koch Internship Program

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

Learn More

Compare our long-term, professional programs

Which program is right for you?

koch associate program student smiling

Koch Associate Program

A demanding opportunity for high-performing, early career individuals to accelerate their career in non-profits. Through the Koch Associate Program, participants learn about the principles and ideas they can use to more effectively solve societal challenges.

Learn More
students learning during the media and journalism fellowship

Media and Journalism Fellowship

A fellowship program for creative professionals to refine their skills at a media company while learning about the crucial role of a free press in our society.

Learn More

Additional Resources

Educational programming students having a small group discussion.

Application Process

Our admissions process takes place on a rolling basis. Click to begin a new application or to finish a previously started application.

Apply Now
students at Charles Koch Institute summer internship program


Have questions? We can help.

Read Our FAQ

Sign up for updates