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Koch Internship Program


2007 Spring Internship Program: January 8, 2007 - May 11, 2007*

2007 Summer Internship Program: June 11, 2007 - August 10, 2007

2007 Fall Internship Program: September 10, 2007 - December 14, 2007*

*In order to accommodate interns’ various school schedules, the Foundation allows spring and fall interns to start the program after the official start date and/or finish the program before the official end date.


Interns are based in Washington, D.C.


The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Internship Program was established to develop the next generation of liberty-minded leaders and entrepreneurs. Over the course of the program, Interns engage in key Foundation projects while simultaneously learning and applying Market Based Management®.

The project assignments cover fascinating areas including policy research, leadership and talent development, grassroots education, marketing, and network development. This hands-on experience gives interns the chance to explore the non-profit sector while applying the management philosophy they are learning from the Foundation, and allows them to build a network of like-minded friends and associates.

Each intern is assigned a Foundation mentor for the duration of the program. The mentor will guide the Interns through assignments, assist them in learning the management framework and applying it to their non-profit work, and encourage them to become effective entrepreneurs for social change.

Spring and fall Internships are part-time and flexible, but interns must be available at least 20 hours each week between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm, Monday - Friday. Summer Interns are also part-time, but interns work regular schedules, 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Spring and fall Interns are paid an hourly rate of $12.00. Summer Interns are paid an hourly rate of $13.00. Metro assistance is available only for summer Interns. Unfortunately, housing is not provided.

Capitol Hill Project

The Intern will help facilitate the education of Capitol Hill staffers on basic economic principles. Intern should have experience or interest in Capitol Hill.

Economics Department

The Intern will work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax. Responsibilities include processing fellowship admissions.

Government Spending Project

The intern will research and analyze key issues related to government spending, including the effects of government spending on the economy.

Leadership and Talent Development

The intern will help create strategies to train future non-profit leaders and entrepreneurs, facilitate the management of non-profit talent development programs, and assist in identifying talent for key positions.

Measurement and Evaluation

The Intern will assist the Foundation in managing and developing its measurement and knowledge management systems. The Intern will also work on developing a reporting system to help communicate the results with Foundation Program Officers and Senior Management.

Science of Liberty

The intern will research the necessary conditions - the rules, policies, and values - to create and sustain a free society.

Tax Policy

The intern will research and analyze key issues related to tax policy, including investigating the link between various state policies and the resulting economic growth and prosperity. The intern will also contribute to a transition analysis outlining the most effective policies for less-prosperous states to experience more economic growth.

University Network Development

The intern will help to identify, target and develop relationships with faculty and research areas that contribute to the understanding of how free societies advance the well-being of mankind.

*Information taken from the Koch Foundation website.


  • Current college student, graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Exemplary academic record
  • Solid understanding of and commitment to market principles and the advancement of liberty
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability or entrepreneurial spirit
  • Interest in a non-profit sector career
  • Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and a self-starter attitude

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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