We know building experience is crucial, and we’re here to help.

We know building experience is crucial, and we’re here to help.

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Interested in making a difference in the world? The Koch Internship Program provides an opportunity to blend educational opportunities with work experiences. Through KIP, interns take courses to learn about the ideas and principles that help societies prosper.

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What You’ll Experience in the Koch Internship Program

Koch Interns spend four days a week working at a participating organization building the skills needed to contribute in the workplace and one day a week engaging in class discussions and sessions with other interns and CKI staff. Classes led by CKI staff and guest instructors include:

  • Small group discussions about the principles and ideas that enable societies to prosper. interns engage with ideas from thinkers like F.A. Hayek, Deirdre McCloskey, Frederic Bastiat, Alexis de Tocqueville, and more. From discussing principles and ideas like human dignity, equal rights, toleration, free speech, the price system, and mutual benefit, you’ll come to understand how to better help people improve their own and others’ lives.
  • Faculty and speaker presentations about important social problems within areas such as criminal justice reform, free speech and toleration, and foreign policy. Career exploration opportunities featuring development, policy, outreach/external relations/grassroots, communications, and sometimes law and operations.
  • Education on the application of the principles of Market-Based Management®, the management philosophy used by Koch Industries—one of the most successful private companies in the country. Through our exclusive MBM® curriculum, you can improve your ability to work with others to create superior value. You’ll learn to how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, seek feedback from others, be open to new ideas, share ideas that challenge the status quo, and have humility to know and improve upon your areas of strength and weakness.

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 and personal growth.

Throughout your internship experience, you’ll build and identify your aptitudes, develop general professional skills, and explore career paths! 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. It's a philosophy that will help you navigate a professional environment no matter where you are in your career journey.

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Participating Organizations

The Charles Koch Institute collaborates with other 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations that vary from small, public policy organizations to large think tanks.

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