Application Process

Application Process

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Applicants are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. See below for the best times to apply to an educational program.

 

What is the selection process?

The typical selection process for educational programs consists of two parts, interviews with the Charles Koch Institute and interviews with partner organizations:

  • Interviews with the Charles Koch Institute: The selection process begins with a review of an online application. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in one or two video interviews.
  • Interviews with Partner Organizations: After successfully completing the Institute’s screening process, candidates will receive access to an online jobs portal, where they can apply to partner organizations’ open roles. It is only upon accepting a job offer with a partner organization that a candidate is officially admitted into an educational program.

Keep in mind there are multiple ways to be a part of the programs. If you’re already in an internship or full-time role at an approved partner organization you’re still eligible to apply but would be able to bypass the second step of the typical interview process.

When is the Best Time of Apply?

Regardless of program applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Keep in mind that applying during the application window will mean that your application will be among the first to be reviewed, receive interview invitations, access the job and internship portal, and apply to roles with partner organizations. Applications received after the specified window are still welcome, but there is a greater change you may be waitlisted for the program or have fewer role opportunities available to you in the internship portal.

If you apply immediately before the start of a program, admissions is more unlikely given that the program start date is fast approaching and there is a limited time to secure a job offer from a partner organization. See below for the best times to apply to an educational program.

Koch Internship Program

The next iteration of the Koch Internship Program is starting in Spring 2019.

  • Apply between September 1st and December 1st, 2018

Koch Associate Program

The next iteration of the Koch Associate Program begins in Summer 2019.

  • Apply between January 1st and May 1st, 2019

Media and Journalism Fellowship Program

The next iteration of the Media and Journalism Fellowship Program begins in June 2019.

  • Apply between January 1st and May 1st, 2019

 

What is included in the online application?

The application for program admission includes:

  • Résumé.
  • Written responses regarding views on social, economic, or policy issues.
  • Video response regarding interest and goals related to programs.

 

Still have questions? Visit our FAQs or email the talent outreach team.

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