About the Program

The Koch Internship Program combines individualized education with hands-on work experience to empower social entrepreneurs to drive their own careers and make a positive contribution right away.

While in the program, interns work at one of our many participating organizations, earning a stipend of $450 a week. The training provided by Charles Koch Institute focuses on three pillars:

  • Learning CKI’s vision for social change and connecting with our network of collaborators
  • Discovering and developing your unique aptitudes and strengths
  • Learning the guiding principles of Market-Based Management

Each intern is mentored by a seasoned professional and works on a capstone project on what matters most to them.

Important Program Dates

Application OpensApplication ClosesProgram BeginsProgram Ends
Spring 2021October 12, 2020January 1, 2021February 10, 2021April 16, 2021
Summer 2021February 10, 2021April 16, 2021June 2, 2021August 6, 2021

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Curriculum Snapshot

Opening Summit – Welcome to the Community!

Week 1 – Why am I here and what do I care about?

Week 2 – The importance of principles

Week 3 – How am I unique?

Week 4 – Help, I need a job!

Week 5 – Self-Improvement

Week 6 – Succeeding in your early career

Week 7 – What does Self-Actualization look like for you?

Week 8 – Biggest Learning Moments

Week 9 – Reflection & Direction

Week 10 – Planning Next Steps

Closing Summit – What have I learned and what am I going to do about it?

Additional Resources

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Application Process

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