Koch Fellow Program: Policy

Koch Fellow Program: Policy

About the Program

Do you dream about finding practical solutions to society’s toughest policy problems? Our semester-long fellow program, available in both fall and summer, gives you hands-on experience with leading policy experts. You will also participate in networking seminars and be placed in a paid, full- or part-time internship at one of our prestigious partner organizations in Washington, DC, or around the country.

Internship roles are specifically geared toward a future career in policy and research analysis; however, we encourage applicants from all academic disciplines, as well as those with advanced degrees

Important Program Dates

See our Application Process for the best dates to apply for the Spring Koch Fellow Program: Policy.

Program Duration Opening Week Closing Week Graduation
Spring Dates Jan. 29 – May 2, 2018 Jan. 29 – 31, 2018 April 30 – May 2, 2018 May 2, 2018
Summer Dates June 4 – Aug. 8, 2018 June 4 – 6, 2018 Aug. 6 – 8, 2018 Aug. 8, 2018
Fall Dates Sept. 5 – Dec. 4, 2018 Sept. 5 – 7, 2018 Dec. 3 – 4, 2018 Dec. 4, 2018

Koch Fellowship Program: Policy at a Glance

  • 10 Weeks

    Length of Summer Program

  • 14 Weeks

    Length of Spring & Fall Programs

  • 255

    Program Alumni

  • $450

    Weekly Stipend

  • 150+

    Partner Organizations

What Your Schedule May Look Like

Your week will be focused on the hands-on experience provided by your partner organization and enhanced through the skills you’ll gain through our half-day programming on Thursdays. Classes are led by our talented faculty with a curriculum that includes:

  • Public choice theory.
  • Classical liberal approach to foreign policy.
  • Cronyism & corporate welfare.
  • Criminal justice & policing reform.

All components of the curriculum are mandatory for participants.

What's in it for me?

A paid internship.

We know building experience is crucial, especially if you’re a rising professional or about to graduate from college, and we’re here to help jump-start your career.

Professional development.

In weekly classes, you’ll hear from policy professionals, gaining real insight into your career and the research topics you care about. You’ll also meet with your classmates and instructors for opening and closing seminars to engage in workshops and simulations.

A network of friends and leaders.

Participants will build a cross-country network of individuals through weekly classes and networking summits. After the program, you’ll join a network of over 3,000 alumni, including our alumni who have been featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list of future leaders!

Typical Opening Seminar Day

8:00 – 9:00a Breakfast
9:00 – 10:45a Lecture: “Cronyism, Corporatism, and the Constitution”
11:45 – 12:45p Lecture: “Voluntary Exchange in Communities”
12:45 – 4:00p Lunch and break for networking
4:00 – 5:45p Class: Introduction to Political Economy
5:45 – 7:00p Dinner
7:00 – 8:45p Class: Theories of Distributive Justice
9:00 – 10:00p Discussion groups
10:00 – 11:30p Networking social

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Application Process

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