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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Public Interest Institute

(Mount Pleasant, IA) Public Interest Institute is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization which does research on principles and methods to promote and encourage human rights, economic freedom, economic growth, and the creation of jobs in Iowa. They research issues such as limiting government spending and privatization of government services. Interns conduct research as assigned and write it in a suitable format. The primary project will be a longer policy study on a topic of mutual interest to the intern and Institute, taking about 90% of the summer. The rest will be devoted to meetings, presentations, etc. Candidates must agree with our statement of principles and have good research and writing skills. Statistical analysis skills are a plus but not required. www.limitedgovernment.org

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia

(Morgantown, WV) The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia is a nonprofit research and education organization that conducts scholarly research and analysis of public policy in West Virginia. The Foundation's mission is to advance sound policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, limited government, and traditional American values. Interns assist with the Foundation's ongoing transparency initiative by obtaining and analyzing government records. Preferred majors include political science, economics, and political economy. Some experience in research techniques is desirable but not necessary. westvirginiapolicy.com

Government Reform, Regulation, State Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Reason Foundation

(Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC) Reason Foundation is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically acclaimed monthly magazine, Reason, and the websites www.reason.com and www.reason.tv.  Internships in policy research are available in the Washington DC or Los Angeles offices of Reason.  Interns will be assigned to one of Reason’s major policy areas, including: privatization, transportation, education, state spending, financial regulations, and telecommunications.  Other topic areas may be available. Internship applicants should indicate their areas of interest.  Interns will provide research and writing support for the policy analyst in their issue area, which may include literature reviews, interviews, blog posts, op-ed pieces, and short policy briefs. Reason prefers more senior applicants (senior undergrads or grad school) because of the independent nature of our office.  Interns are given a lot of autonomy, so those who have been previously published or have relevant experience will be able to take advantage of that experience at Reason. www.reason.com

Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, Education, Environment, Journalism
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Reason Magazine

(Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC) Reason Foundation is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically acclaimed monthly magazine, Reason, and the websites www.reason.com and www.reason.tv.  Internships in policy research are available in the Washington DC or Los Angeles offices of Reason.  Interns will be assigned to one of Reason’s major policy areas, including: privatization, transportation, education, state spending, financial regulations, and telecommunications.  Other topic areas may be available. Internship applicants should indicate their areas of interest.  Interns will provide research and writing support for the policy analyst in their issue area, which may include literature reviews, interviews, blog posts, op-ed pieces, and short policy briefs. Candidates must have journalism experience, in school or outside of school.  They must have a commitment to Reason's mission and excellent writing skills.  The best candidates will have a track record of publication. www.reason.com

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, Regulation, Religion & Liberty, Science Policy, Social Security, State Policy, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism
Reason TV

(Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC) Reason.tv is the video journalism department of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets.  Interns for Reason.tv may work out of either the Los Angeles or Washington DC offices of Reason, and responsibilities will depend on their level of experience in video production.  Interns may conduct research to support reason.tv videos, set up interviews, help with the camera work and editing, or take responsibility for other technical tasks.  All candidates with an interest in video or documentary journalism are welcome to apply. A strong understanding of, and interest in, Reason's mission is a requirement. Individuals with experience in video production will be given preference.  www.reason.tv

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, Regulation, Religion & Liberty, Science Policy, Social Security, State Policy, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

(Cranston, RI) Freedom is not just a buzz-word. It is the foundation upon which our great American nation was built. Our credo is: Freedom is indispensible to our well-being and prosperity. Public policy has real effects on the lives of real people! A return to policies based on the principles of freedom is the only way to reverse the destructive effects of the big government, special interest culture that has dominated our state for decades, to restore prosperity, and to enhance the lives of our citizens. The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity seeks Interns that have at least 1 prior position in a research assignment relating to a public policy issue. A major in Economics or Government/Political Science is preferred. www.rifreedom.org

Government Reform, Regulation, State Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Show-Me Institute

(St. Louis, MO) The mission of the Show-Me Institute is advancing liberty with responsibility by promoting market solutions for Missouri public policy. The Institute's scholars study public policy problems and develop proposals to increase economic opportunity for ordinary Missourians. It then promotes those solutions by publishing studies, briefing papers, and other educational materials, which help policymakers, the media, and the general public gain a better understanding of the issues. Interns assist Show-Me Institute scholars with research, write press releases and articles for the newsletter, assist with proofreading and website updating, and perform other clerical tasks.  Ideal interns should be interested in state economic policies, especially taxes, education, property rights, privatization, and regulatory issues. www.showmeinstitute.org

Economic Policy, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci
South Carolina Policy Council

(Columbia, SC) Since 1986, the South Carolina Policy Council Education Foundation has brought together civic, community, and business leaders from all over our state to discuss innovative policy ideas that advance the principles of limited government and free enterprise. The Policy Council's headquarters has served as the meeting place for groups from classroom teachers to our state's top CEOs, who share the goal of encouraging a positive environment in which South Carolina families can thrive, work, and raise children. No other think tank in South Carolina can match the Policy Council's success in assembling the top national and state experts on taxes, education, environmental policy, health care, and numerous other issues. www.scpolicycouncil.com

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Students For Liberty

(Washington, DC) Students For Liberty provides a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.  By training, networking, and resourcing students on their campuses, SFL works to empower students to become leaders of liberty.  Koch Summer Fellows will be responsible for a wide variety of duties to familiarize them with how to conduct research and run an organization ranging from writing handbooks, conducting research on student organizations and campus bureaucracy, assisting in leadership training programs, and more.  This is best suited for students who are actively involved in a pro-liberty campus group or who want to synthesize intellectual research with real-world application. www.studentsforliberty.org

Criminal Justice, Development, Drug Policy, Economic Policy, Education
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

(Washington, DC) Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth. Fellows will do work such as compiling research on campus drug policies; conducting member surveys, interest and geographic groups; creating and editing publications, newsletters, and other web and print content; assisting with event planning; drafting policy briefings, press releases, blog posts, and other written content. www.ssdp.org

Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, Grassroots Activism, Heath / Welfare
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
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