Non-Profit Internships for Students

Non-Profit Internships for Students

About the Program

Interested in learning more about working at a non-profit? Our semester-long internship program, available in fall, spring and summer, provides a hands-on introduction. During the program, interns will be placed in a full- or part-time paid internship at one of our prestigious non-profit partner organizations in Washington, DC, or elsewhere in the country. Areas of focus include:

  • Policy & research analysis.
  • Communications & public relations.
  • Marketing & digital media.
  • Development & fundraising.
  • Graphic design & video production.
  • Project management.
  • Operations & IT.

While many of our applicants study economics, political science, communications, history, or business, we encourage applicants from all disciplines, as well as those with advanced degrees.

Koch Internship Program Online

The Koch Internship Program Online brings our exclusive curriculum to you and places participants at non-profit partner organizations in their home states or elsewhere around the country.

Important Program Dates

See our Application Process for the best dates to apply for the Spring Koch Internship Program.

Program DurationOpening WeekGraduation
Spring In-Person DatesJan. 29 – May 1, 2018Jan. 29 – 31, 2018May 1, 2018
Spring Online DatesJan. 31 – April 30, 2018Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018April 30, 2018
Summer In-Person DatesJune 6 – Aug. 7, 2018June 6 – 8, 2018Aug. 7, 2018
Summer Online DatesJune 4 – Aug. 6, 2018June 4 – 6, 2018Aug. 6, 2018
Fall In-Person DatesSept. 5 – Dec. 4, 2018Sept. 5 – 7, 2018Dec. 4, 2018
Fall Online DatesSept. 4 – Dec. 3, 2018Sept. 4 – 6, 2018Dec. 3, 2018

Koch Internship Program at a Glance

  • 10 Weeks

    Summer Program

  • 14 Weeks

    Spring and Fall Program

  • 1,360

    KIP Alumni

  • $450

    Weekly Stipend

  • 150+

    Partner Organizations

What Your Schedule May Look Like

Whether in our nation’s capital or located across the country, you’ll spend a portion of your week immersed in our unique curriculum while building essential skills through work at one of our partner organizations. Classes are led by our faculty with a curriculum that includes:

  • Workshops & simulations.
  • Reading discussions.
  • Speakers & presentations.
  • Career panels.

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.

Through weekly classes, you’ll build your skills through reading discussions, career panels, and more! You’ll also receive in-depth education in Market-Based Management®, Charles Koch’s management philosophy that has brought proven results to his private company and philanthropies.

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 Day for DC Interns

9:30 – 10:30aPanel: Careers in Academia
10:45 – 11:45aPolicy Lecture: “Classical Liberalism and Foreign Policy”
1:00 – 2:30pMBM® Training: Guiding Principles™ Tools
2:45 – 3:45pWorkshop: Public Speaking
4:00 – 5:00pReading Discussion: The Law by Frédéric Bastiat

Additional Resources

Application Process

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