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 Duration||Opening Week||Graduation|
|Spring In-Person Dates||Jan. 29 – May 1, 2018||Jan. 29 – 31, 2018||May 1, 2018|
|Spring Online Dates||Jan. 31 – April 30, 2018||Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018||April 30, 2018|
|Summer In-Person Dates||June 6 – Aug. 7, 2018||June 6 – 8, 2018||Aug. 7, 2018|
|Summer Online Dates||June 4 – Aug. 6, 2018||June 4 – 6, 2018||Aug. 6, 2018|
|Fall In-Person Dates||Sept. 5 – Dec. 4, 2018||Sept. 5 – 7, 2018||Dec. 4, 2018|
|Fall Online Dates||Sept. 4 – Dec. 3, 2018||Sept. 4 – 6, 2018||Dec. 3, 2018|
Koch Internship Program at a Glance
Spring and Fall Program
Spring and Fall Program
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.
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.
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 – 10:30a||Panel: Careers in Academia|
|10:45 – 11:45a||Policy Lecture: “Classical Liberalism and Foreign Policy”|
|1:00 – 2:30p||MBM® Training: Guiding Principles™ Tools|
|2:45 – 3:45p||Workshop: Public Speaking|
|4:00 – 5:00p||Reading Discussion: The Law by Frédéric Bastiat|
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