Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Koch Summer Fellow Program is now being hosted by the Charles Koch Institute. To find out more and apply, visit:


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More than 80 organizations participate in the Koch Summer Fellow Program. Identify four that match your interests and career goals, then apply. The list of organizations will be updated throughout the fall, so please check back. 

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Commonwealth Foundation

(Harrisburg, PA) The Commonwealth Foundation maintains an aggressive program of research, publications, and public forums on important economic issues facing the Pennsylvania. Through studies, op-eds, blogs, forums, news conferences, a weekly radio program, and contact with policy makers, the Foundation presents free-market policy alternatives on issues such as taxation, education, and economic freedom. Interns collect data, conduct research, and write on various public policy issues. Interns will typically be featured in Commonwealth Foundation publications and will have the opportunity to affect public policy change in Pennsylvania.

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, State Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law
Competitive Enterprise Institute

(Washington, DC) CEI's research and advocacy focuses on economic and regulatory issues; major programs include work on antitrust, environment, financial services, food and pharmaceutical drug safety, health care, Medicare, Social Security, transportation, and utilities. Interns at CEI are responsible for research, writing, issue tracking, administrative tasks and assisting policy managers and staff. Candidates must have a good understanding of free market principles and policy approaches and an interest in CEI's research areas.

Criminal Justice, Development, Drug Policy, Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Foreign Policy / International Relations, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform, Grassroots Activism, Gun Control / 2nd Amendment, Heath / Welfare, International Trade, Journalism, Labor / Immigration, Law (clerk), Law (intern), Regulation, Religion & Liberty, Science Policy, Social Security, State Policy, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law, Sciences
Constitution Project

(Washington, DC) The Constitution Project seeks consensus solutions to difficult legal and constitutional issues. It does this through constructive dialogue across ideological and partisan lines and through scholarship, activism, and public education efforts. Currently they are working on the balance between liberty and security, the death penalty, judicial independence, war powers, indigent defense, the constitutional amendment process, and criminal sentencing. The intern will be researching and writing public education material and helping to set up meetings and events. Qualified applicants should be a 1st or 2nd year law student with an interest in constitutional or criminal law.

Criminal Justice, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Labor / Immigration
Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

(Silver Spring, MD) CJPF's mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy and the problems of policing on the criminal justice system. They provide information and advice to policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public. The foundation assists drug policy reform organizations with advice on legal organization, management, outreach, research, media relations, and coalition building. CJPF also provides speakers to educational institutions and organizations of all kinds. An intern at CJPF will assist in researching, write for an e-newsletter, assist in developing multimedia presentations, develop and maintain the website and monitor news. Applicants must have strong analytical, organizational, and telephone skills and possess motivation, self-direction, punctuality, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. Other qualifications: MS Access, Excel, Power Point, and Word proficiency; savvy internet research skills; some background in law, politics, social or political activism, criminal justice, sociology, political science, communications, journalism, or a related field; working knowledge of HTML or Dreamweaver is desired but not mandatory.

Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law
Drug Policy Alliance

(Washington, DC) The Alliance is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. They envision new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights, and a just society in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, analyze legislation, and assist with administrative work. Interns should demonstrate interest in drug policy reform.

Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, Regulation
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Empire Center for New York State Policy

(Albany, NY) The Empire Center for New York State Policy, a project of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, is dedicated to promoting freedom, opportunity and enterprise in the Empire State. Through research papers, policy briefings, commentaries and conferences, the Empire Center seeks to educate and inform New York State policymakers, news media, and the general public. The summer intern functions as principal research assistant to the Center's director. He or she will also compile, update, and analyze data for the Empire Center's government transparency website: Candidates should have a strong interest in economics, taxes, and budgetary policy. Some familiarity with New York State's history is preferred. Some background in graphic design, composition, and layout is a plus but not required.

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Journalism
Federalist Society

(Washington, DC) The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a non-partisan conservative/libertarian organization dedicated to freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint. The Federalist Society seeks to educate the legal community through its programs and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy. Interns will be researching, writing, editing, and conference planning.

Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform, Gun Control / 2nd Amendment, Heath / Welfare, Religion & Liberty
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Foundation for Government Accountability

(Naples, FL) The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) believes personal liberty and private enterprise are key to our economic future. To advance our shared vision, we develop and promote free market public policies that achieve limited, constitutional government and a robust economy that will be an engine for job creation across the state. As an organization, we demand integrity, honesty, humility, follow-through, personal excellence, and mutual respect.  We never compromise our free market principles and work tirelessly to advance our shared vision of prosperity.

Economic Policy, Government Reform, Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity

(Alexandria, VA) The mission of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity is to promote social welfare and civil betterment by undertaking programs that promote journalism and the education of the public about corruption, incompetence, fraud, or taxpayer abuse by elected officials at all levels of government. The Franklin Center will accomplish these goals by networking and training independent investigative reporters, as well as journalists from state based news organizations, public-policy institutions and watchdog groups. At the heart of the Franklin Center’s mission is a belief that new technology can advance the cause of transparency in government. This can only be accomplished, however, if the journalists of tomorrow can effectively master this new media. The Franklin Center aims to educate, to advise, and to train individuals and organizations from all backgrounds to become thorough, unbiased, and accurate reporters well-versed in new media techniques and journalistic integrity.

Economic Policy, Government Reform, Journalism, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism
Freedom Foundation

(Olympia, WA) The Freedom Foundation advances individual liberty, free enterprise and limited, accountable government. The Foundation provides analysis and commentary on current events and government actions to citizens, government officials, and the media. The Foundation also uses new media to tell stories that creatively explain freedom to digitally-oriented “influencers.” Interns will be assigned either to a policy area (labor, economics, education, good governance, citizen action, property rights, or constitutional law) or the communications department based on their interest. Policy interns will conduct research, analyze data, and write commentaries, op-eds, or articles on their findings. Communications interns will work with video, audio, print, and film production. All interns attend staff functions and help with group projects. Interns must demonstrate strong research skills, show a track record of leadership, agree to arrive as scheduled, on time, dressed professionally, and demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Education, Grassroots Activism, Labor / Immigration, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
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