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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Academic Research Assistant

The Institute for Humane Studies offers placements across the country with professors who are researching the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society. The role includes research, writing, and administrative tasks. Ideal candidates are undergraduates and recent graduates interested in pursuing academic careers. Successful applicants are matched with faculty members based upon discipline and research interests. Applicants should be open to relocating.

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
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

(Grand Rapids, MI) The Acton Institute promotes a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. This mission is accomplished by conferences such as Toward a Free and Virtuous Society, Acton University, Acton Lecture Series, regional luncheons; publishing related monographs and books; producing Religion & Liberty journals and the Journal of Markets & Morality; and broadcasting quality documentaries. Interns conduct research and provide technical support to assist the following departments: Media, Programs, Communications, and Research with our poverty initiative campaign. This includes a documentary series, program curriculum, trade press materials and coordination of media and website outreach. Interns have the option to attend some Acton University courses and assist at Acton University in June. Interns may be undergraduates or grad students and must be interested in the synthesis of religion, free markets, and sound moral principles. Coursework and/or understanding of social studies, economics and world issues, experience with other cultures, experience in media research, and proficiency in other languages, especially Spanish, is preferred.  www.acton.org/about/internship-opportunities

(Grand Rapids, MI) The Acton Institute promotes a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. This mission is accomplished by conferences such as Toward a Free and Virtuous Society, Acton University, Acton Lecture Series; regional luncheons; publishing related monographs and books; producing Religion & Liberty journals and the Journal of Markets & Morality; and broadcasting quality documentaries. Interns will assist staff and participate in Acton University the week of June 11 - 16, 2012, an economic extravaganza of learning, with over 600 participants from 70 countries attending.  Interns will conduct research and provide technical support to assist the following departments: Communications, PR, and Social Media (to promote Acton spokespersons to the media as sources of expert commentary on markets and morality issues of the day and handle assorted writing assignments for the website); Acton News & Commentary (the PowerBlog and promotional literature and promote Acton video documentaries to the media and on video sharing sites); Programs (conferences and educational events); Media (promotion and distribution of our documentaries); Library (support for our Research Department). www.acton.org/about/internship-opportunities

Economic Policy, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform, Journalism, Religion & Liberty
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism
Alabama Policy Institute

(Birmingham, AL) The Alabama Policy Institute is a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to influencing public policy by identifying, developing, and promoting innovative policy ideas and by providing fact-based, objective analysis of key issues. Because the Alabama Policy Institute is a small organization, interns will be involved in virtually all aspects of the institute’s operations and will work closely with senior staff on a wide variety of projects. Most of an intern’s time will be devoted to research, writing, marketing, communications, and events, along with a small amount of administrative assistance. www.alabamapolicy.org

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
American Enterprise Institute

(Washington, DC) The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom – government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense—through scholarly research, open debate, and publications. Specific intern duties vary according to department. Visit www.aei.org/internships to view the available opportunities at AEI. Prospective interns are expected to have complete upper level college coursework in their area of interest and to have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Interns are required to submit the AEI Internship Application (Deadline: April 1) in addition to applying for the Koch Summer Fellow Program. Applications for AEI are reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply early. www.aei.org

Economic Policy, Education, Foreign Policy / International Relations, Government Reform, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Other Liberal Arts
American Legislative Exchange Council

(Washington, DC) The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public. The council works with state legislators from all parties and members of the private sector who share ALEC's mission. The council conducts a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership to support research, policy development, and dissemination activities. The council also prepares the next generation of political leadership through educational programs that promote the principles of Jeffersonian democracy. www.alec.org

Development, Economic Policy, Energy, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Americans for Tax Reform

(Washington, DC) Americans for Tax Reform opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle and works toward a system in which taxes are simpler, fairer, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. Since 1986, ATR has been leading the fight to bring tax relief and to stop new avenues of taxation. Americans for Tax Reform strongly supports the concept of a single rate, flat tax and works to reduce the number of times the same money is taxed. Interns are assigned primarily to one staff member in federal or state policy and work on projects such as the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, the American Shareholders Association, the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, the Cost of Government Day, state coalition building, and writing press releases, letters, and blog entries. Applicants should have a strong interest in tax reform and economic policy. www.atr.org

Economic Policy, Government Reform, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
Atlantic Council of the United States

(Washington, DC) The Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Interns will help plan and administer events; research and write on topics being studied at the Council; attend events and meetings in Washington, particularly on Capitol Hill; and assist in the administration of the office. Interns should have a strong interest in international affairs, business, and/or education. Applicants should possess some administrative or office experience and can apply at the Atlantic Council’s website: http://www.acus.org/about/employment-internships/internship-opportunities. This is a highly competitive internship and applicants for this opportunity are encouraged to apply early. www.acus.org

Foreign Policy / International Relations
Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
Atlas Economic Research Foundation

(Washington, DC) Atlas’s mission is to discover, develop, and support “intellectual entrepreneurs” worldwide who can advance the Atlas vision of a society of free and responsible individuals. Atlas believes that building independent think tanks that can produce and disseminate credible, principled research is the best way to affect a long-term change in the climate of ideas. Interns work on organization-wide tasks such as preparing for our International Thursdays, perform administrative activities as assigned by the supervisor, and conduct one major project such as an international market research of the think thanks in our networks. Note: Atlas is not a policy research organization. www.atlasusa.org

Foreign Policy / International Relations, Government Reform, International Trade
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Other Liberal Arts
Beacon Hill Institute

(Boston, MA) The Beacon Hill Institute is an education and research organization housed within the Department of Economics at Suffolk University. Grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets, the Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders, and policy makers. The Institute reaches this goal with the help of tenured faculty, research staff, and interns. Interns perform valuable research using the latest technology, edit staff publications, conduct background research for staff opinion editorials, and prepare presentations. Often they earn authorship credits and acknowledgements. They are also instrumental in deploying Web 2.0 technologies that enhance the Institute’s ability to disseminate its research. www.beaconhill.org

Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Heath / Welfare, Labor / Immigration, Regulation, Social Security, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Journalism, Sciences
Bill of Rights Institute

(Arlington, VA) Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute develops instructional material and educational programs on America’s founding documents and principles for high school American history and civics teachers and students. The Bill of Rights Institute has assembled a talented team to create each of our programs, including a full-time staff with more than 120 years combined experience in the classroom. In addition, we partner with experts, including outstanding secondary school teachers; academics from the fields of American history, political science, and constitutional law; video producers; web site designers; and evaluation and curriculum experts. www.billofrightsinstitute.org

Education
Government / Poli Sci
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