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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Indiana Policy Review Foundation

 (Fort Wayne, IN) The Indiana Policy Review Foundation is a small but well-established organization that conducts and distributes research on state and municipal issues in Indiana, with the aim of marshalling the best thought on governmental, economic and educational issues at the state and municipal levels. Interns will assist with policy research and work on upgrading email and web systems for marketing purposes.

Economic Policy, Journalism, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Institute for Energy Research

(Washington, DC) The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a nonprofit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.

Energy, Regulation
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Institute for Justice

(Washington, DC) IJ is a nationally recognized, libertarian/conservative, public interest law center. The Institute litigates a wide range of constitutional issues, including economic and educational liberty, private property rights, and free speech. Candidates must send an application directly to IJ in addition to applying to the Koch Summer Fellow Program. More information is available at Prospective clerks and interns should apply to IJ in early January. Please note on your application whether you are interested in a legal clerkship of an internship. Legal Clerkships are for law students. Legal clerkships consist mainly of legal research and memo writing. Clerks will have the opportunity to research and put together potential cases, write affidavits, and/or contribute to legal briefs. Internships are for junior and senior college students and graduate students. Interns research factual information about our current or potential cases, help to create backgrounders for new cases, and perform other factual and scholarly research and writing. Positions are available with the litigation team, castle coalition project (grassroots organization fighting eminent domain abuse), and our strategic research department.

Economic Policy, Regulation, State Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Institute for Justice (State Chapters)

(Tempe, AZ; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Austin,TX; Seattle, WA) Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, we engage in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government--like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech. Candidates must send an application directly to IJ in addition to applying to the Koch Summer Fellow Program. More information is available at Prospective clerks and interns should apply to IJ in early January.

Criminal Justice, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Law (clerk), Law (intern), Regulation
Institute of World Politics

(Washington, DC) The Institute of World Politics is an independent graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs which is dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft.  Our internship is an academic experience designed to introduce interns to the full spectrum of strategic affairs.  Interns have the opportunity to assist one of the scholar-practitioners, attend lectures and seminars relevant to today’s most pressing strategic issues, pursue their own independent research on a topic of their choosing, unofficially audit out graduate-level courses, experience the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C., and contribute to the ongoing mission of IWP.  Ideal candidates have an interdisciplinary foundation on political science, history, and international affairs.

Foreign Policy / International Relations, International Trade
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci
James Madison Institute

(Tallahassee, FL) The James Madison Institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit public policy research institute dedicated to advancing the free-market principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. JMI has a strong history of a vibrant internship program and accepts college students from a wide variety of majors and fields of study. Our internship program offers the opportunity to be involved in policy research, legislative affairs, events planning and management, development and donor relations, grant writing, traditional and new media, and personal interaction with policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. Qualified candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communications skills as well as proficiency in commonly-accepted computer applications.

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
John Locke Foundation

(Raleigh, NC) The John Locke Foundation is a public policy research organization dedicated to advancing the principles of liberty, limited government, and the free market. JLF produces what is considered to be among North Carolina's most credible sources of research, journalism, and commentary on issues such as state spending and taxation, local governance, law and regulation, education reform, and other challenges facing North Carolina. Interns will work with JLF research staff on all facets of research projects. A small amount of time may be spent organizing events and public programs or performing general administrative duties. Some coursework in economics and statistics is helpful.

Education, Heath / Welfare, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
John W. Pope Civitas Institute

(Raleigh, NC) The vision of the Civitas Institute is of a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility, and civic engagement. The mission of the Institute is to facilitate the implementation of conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Towards that end, Civitas provides research, information, and training to empower citizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters, educate emerging public leaders, and inform elected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians. Interns provide research support for the policy team, attend committee meetings at the legislature, distributing Civitas "Fact Sheets" to all members of the General Assembly, and create original written work on relevant policy issues. Candidates must have a basic understanding of the structure of state government and the ability to convert data into presentable charts/graphs.

Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Labor / Immigration, Law (intern), Regulation, Science Policy, State Policy, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

(Concord, NH) The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit, non-partisan, independent think tank focused on state and local public policy issues that affect the quality of life for New Hampshire's citizens. The Center has as its core beliefs individual freedom and responsibility, limited and accountable government, and an appreciation of the role of the free enterprise system. The Center seeks to promote policy that supports these beliefs by providing information, research, and analysis.

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Science Policy, Tax Policy
Government / Poli Sci
Kansas Policy Institute

(Wichita, KS) KPI is an independent think-tank that advocates for free-market solutions and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans.  Our work centers on state and local economic policy with primary emphasis on education, fiscal policy, and health care.  We empower citizens, legislators, and other government officials with objective research and creative ideas to promote a low-tax, pro-growth environment that preserves the ability of governments to provide high quality services.

Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
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