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.

These are the stages of the candidate experience, from recruitment to a decision:

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.

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.

Here’s when we recommend submitting an application:

Green: Candidates will be among the first to have their applications reviewed, receive interview invitations, access the jobs portal, and apply to jobs with partner organizations.

Yellow: Candidates may apply, but there is a greater chance they may be waitlisted for the program or have fewer opportunities available to them in the jobs portal.

Red: Admission into the program is highly unlikely given that the program start date is fast approaching and there is limited time to secure a job offer from a partner organization.

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

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