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: http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/koch-summer-fellow-program/

 


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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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Liberty Justice Center

The Liberty Justice Center is looking for law clerks and interns to join its litigation team. Founded in 2011, LJC is part of the Illinois Policy Institute and is on the forefront of the fight for liberty in Illinois. LJC pursues cases that defend rights secured under the United States and Illinois Constitutions. We file lawsuits against governments and government officials that abuse or exceed their legal authority, primarily in the areas of individual rights, economic liberty and property rights.

Litigation clerks and interns play an essential role on the LJC legal team. They primarily engage in intensive legal and other research for cases, but will, according to their skills and experience levels, be called upon to perform investigative and discovery work as well as day to day litigation duties. Successful applicants have a strong work ethic and the drive and willingness to put in the work to get the job done. They share a commitment to classical liberal principles, including individual liberty, limited government and free-market principles. 

To apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Diane Cohen, General Counsel, Liberty Justice Center, 190 S. LaSalle, Ste. 1630, Chicago, IL 60603, or to dcohen@libertyjusticecenter.org. Please note clearly in your cover letter: 1) your law school year; 2) what type of position you are applying for (clerkship or internship); and 3) describe your commitment to advancing liberty and why you want to work for the Liberty Justice Center. 

Economic Policy, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law, Other Liberal Arts
MacIver Institute for Public Policy

(Madison, WI) The MacIver Institute is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited government.  We focus on state government issues with an emphasis on education, health care, government transparency, and fiscal policy.  Interns will have a role in every aspect of our operation: research, analysis, commentary, marketing, and reporting.  Our staff has professional expertise in education, journalism, marketing, and the public policy process. Intern candidates should have a healthy skepticism of government and a strong desire to make Wisconsin a better place to live. www.maciverinstitute.com

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Journalism
Mackinac Center for Public Policy

(Midland, MI) One of the oldest and largest state-based think tanks, the Mackinac Center is a nonpartisan research and educational institute devoted to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. They create targeted studies, commentaries, periodicals, and events that impact policy in Michigan. They are committed to providing the free-market perspective, resulting in superior opportunities and choices for Michigan citizens. Interns work in one of four areas: fiscal policy, labor policy, the Property Rights Network, and Michigan Science magazine. Fiscal and Labor policy fellows will spend the majority of their time researching, writing, and fact-checking the staff directors' projects, which include analyzing state economic development efforts and the Employee Free Choice Act. Property Rights fellows will develop printed and website content and work on network relations. Michigan Science fellows will write, edit and fact check the content for Michigan Science magazine. All interns attend lectures by policy staff at weekly sessions of Intern University and are encouraged to participate in the intern blog, tryingliberty.com. Fiscal and labor policy fellows need basic familiarity with economics; Property Rights fellows need excellent writing and editing skills; and Michigan Science fellows need a journalism or science background. www.mackinac.org

Education, Government Reform, Journalism, Labor / Immigration, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Other Liberal Arts
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

(New York, NY) For over 30 years, the Manhattan Institute has supported and publicized research on our era's most challenging public policy issues: taxes, health care, energy, the legal system, policing, crime, homeland security, urban life, education, race, culture, and many others. Our work has won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality. Located in New York City, the Manhattan Institute produces ideas that are both literally and figuratively outside the Beltway. We have cultivated a staff of senior fellows and writers whose provocative books, essays, reviews, interviews, speeches, and op-ed pieces communicate our message and influence the debate. These fellows work in the Institute's six policy centers, which study and promote reform in areas ranging from health care, higher education, legal policy, urban development, immigration, energy, and the economy. www.manhattan-institute.org

Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Foreign Policy / International Relations, Heath / Welfare, Labor / Immigration, Law (clerk), Law (intern), Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law
Maryland Public Policy Institute

(Germantown, MD) The Maryland Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on state policy issues. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely research analysis of Maryland policy issues and market these findings to key primary audiences.  The mission of the Maryland Public Policy Institute is to formulate and promote public policies at all levels of government based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and civil society.  www.mdpolicy.org

Economic Policy, Government Reform, Regulation, Religion & Liberty, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
Mercatus Center

(Arlington, VA) The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is an education, research, and outreach organization that works with scholars and government policymakers to bridge academic theory and real-world practice. Interns perform research for senior staff research projects and for specific projects assigned to the fellow, write for research publications and media pieces as opportunities arise, and assist with administrative duties. www.mercatus.org

Economic Policy, Government Reform, International Trade, Regulation
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
Mississippi Center for Public Policy

(Jackson, MS) The Mississippi Center for Public Policy advances the ideals of limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families. They pursue this mission by communicating reliable information and analysis to policy makers and the news media and by equipping business leaders, professionals, and other citizens with the tools and information they need in order to defend their freedom. Interns assist in preparing press releases with education or spending data to be sent to local media outlets around the state. Interns also assist in researching and writing policy papers, radio commentaries, and weekly e-newsletters, and they meet with state officials and conservative leaders. This internship is best for conservative students from a variety of educational backgrounds including economics, political science, humanities, marketing, communications, journalism, or education. www.mspolicy.org

Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, State Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Montana Policy Institute

(Bozeman, MT) MPI provides Montanans with the the tools they need to argue for policies that are based on a respect for individual freedom, an expectation of individual responsibility, and an emphasis on free enterprise solutions to public policy challenges. They provide information to citizens, opinion leaders, and government officials that supports policies based on these core beliefs. They also host legislator forums, conduct research, and work directly with the public to increase awareness of issues of importance to the Institute. Interns research and write on policy topics, participate in Institute events, and assist with general operations. Candidates must be self-starters and have strong writing skills. www.montanapolicy.org

Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci
National Center for Policy Analysis

(Washington, DC) The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Interns work on policy reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation. Best for interns with good writing skills and an interest in a wide variety of policy issues and privatization questions. www.ncpa.org

Economic Policy, Environment, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism
National Center for Public Policy Research

(Washington, DC) The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty, and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century. To apply for an internship at The National Center for Public Policy Research, please send, by email, fax, or mail, 1) the dates you wish your internship to cover; 2) your resume, 3) one or more writing samples; and 4) a cover letter describing specifically why you believe an it would be mutually beneficial to both you and to the National Center if you were to serve an internship with us. The factors that we consider the most strongly are: 1) the quality of the applicant's writing skills, and 2) an applicant's interest in the National Center's work. www.nationalcenter.org

Economic Policy, Environment, Foreign Policy / International Relations, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
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