Educational Programs

Educational Programs

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Professional Education

We’re dedicated to helping students and professionals make a greater social impact through their careers. Our educational programs are an opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are motivated to help others improve their lives and bring people together to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our society.

Through our programs, participants will accelerate their careers by building partnerships and learning the principles of social entrepreneurship that will equip them to be leaders wherever their unique career path may lead.

Today, our 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

  • 4,500+


  • 150+

    Participating organizations

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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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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 4,500 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.
  • 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

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