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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Sutherland Institute

(Salt Lake City, UT) Sutherland Institute is committed to keeping Utah free and prosperous. By applying a core set of conservative principles, they strive to make Utah a great place to live, work, and raise a family. They accomplish this by providing quality research, targeted policy advocacy, and broad community education and outreach. Interns conduct policy research with the support of Institute analysts, in accordance to Sutherland’s seven governing principles. Interns also assist with press outreach and new media content, along with publications, website development, and other administrative work. They are expected to be driven and self-motivating.  Interns must have strong written and verbal communications skills. Previous experience in policy work and an interest in a policy career are highly desired.

Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Labor / Immigration, Regulation, Religion & Liberty, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law
Tax Foundation

(Washington, DC) The Tax Foundation educates taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government. From its founding in 1937, the Tax Foundation has been grounded in the belief that the dissemination of basic information about government finance is the foundation of sound policy in a free society. Interns will research, analyze and report on a specific area of tax policy, based on the intern's aptitude and interests. Papers produced by interns have been published as Tax Foundation Special Reports. Candidates must be interested in economics and tax policy and have an introductory knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics (intermediate preferred).

Economic Policy, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts
Taxpayers for Common Sense

(Washington, DC) If you are interested in cutting wasteful government spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible and efficient government that lives within its means, this is the organization for you. TCS offers a fast-paced, independent Capitol Hill work environment which enables interns to learn first-hand how legislative, media and public outreach efforts work. TCS interns gain useful experience performing issue research, policymaker education, online advocacy, and media outreach under the guidance of successful professionals.  Interns assist with research, writing, and outreach on target issues (including national security, energy, forests, and water management) and/or assist with media relations and development.  

Economic Policy, Energy, Environment, Government Reform, Tax Policy
Government / Poli Sci

(Washington, DC) TechFreedom is a non-partisan, technology policy think tank. Our mission is to promote the progress of technology that improves the human condition and expands individual capacity to choose. We advance the freedoms that make experimentation, entrepreneurship, and investment possible and thus unleash the ultimate resource: human ingenuity. On a wide variety of issues, TechFreedom will outline a path forward for policymakers toward a bright future where technology enhances freedom and freedom enhances technology. Our summer Fellow will work on privacy, intermediary deputization, free speech, and other Internet policy issues. A background in technology, law, statistics, or economics is strongly preferred.

Free Speech / First Amendment / Campaign Finance, Law (clerk), Law (intern), Regulation, Technology / Telecommunications
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law
Technology Policy Institute

(Washington, DC) Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Their mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy. Interns perform research assistant duties, including literature searches, data searches, data analysis, and writing drafts. Economics majors are preferred.

Labor / Immigration, Regulation, Technology / Telecommunications
Tennessee Center for Policy Research

(Nashville, TN) The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is a research and educational institute dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media, and public leaders with expert research and timely, free-market policy solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee. TCPR promotes personal freedom and limited government through policy solutions that 1) generate economic growth through reduced tax and regulatory burdens on individuals and businesses, 2) create unmatched educational opportunity by empowering parents, students, and teachers with choices and opportunities, 3) advance healthcare solutions that restore dignity and encourage personal responsibility, 4) identify opportunities to reduce cost and increase efficiency in all levels of government, 5) protect and defend the rights guaranteed by the Tennessee and United States Constitutions, and 6) reflect the Founding Fathers’ vision of a free society grounded in property rights and individual liberty based in personal responsibility. Interns will mainly research policy issues and author op-eds and press releases. At other times, interns may assist with online outreach, special projects, and fundraising/office activities. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or law student. Candidates should have an interest in state government and knowledge of Tennessee government and geography. A basic understanding of economics/econometrics, statistics, and Microsoft Excel is valued, along with coursework in public policy, political science, economics, or pre-law.

Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, Education, Environment, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy, Technology / Telecommunications
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

(Austin, TX) The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI) is committed to shaping public policy through a principled approach to state government. TCCRI is strengthening the next generation of conservative leaders through a legislative study program at the State Capitol. Interns will serve as full-time legislative assistants to members of the Texas Conservative Coalition. Each Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Scholar will work in the office of a state legislator to help prepare bill research summaries, bill tracking, constituent correspondence, and other office assignments. Clements Scholars will also work directly with TCCRI.

Economic Policy, Regulation, State Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci
Texas Public Policy Foundation

(Austin, TX) The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a nonprofit, non-partisan research institute guided by the core principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets, and limited government. The Foundation's mission is to improve Texas by generating academically sound research and data on state issues, and by recommending the findings to opinion leaders, policymakers, the media and general public. Interns assist on specific research and writing on legislative and regulatory policy issues, such as health care, property rights, regulated industries, taxes and spending, education, the environment, energy, and criminal justice.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with outreach and media relations projects, fundraising efforts, policy events in Austin and around the state, meetings with legislators and their staff, and the distribution of papers and reports at the Capitol. Potential interns should demonstrate strong writing and communications skills, a general understanding of state government and political process, as well as the ingenuity and ability to undertake research, writing, and administrative projects.

Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Environment, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Journalism, Law, Other Liberal Arts, Sciences
The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

(Washington, DC) The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center was established in September 2009 to improve regulatory policy by raising awareness through research, education, and outreach of regulations’ effects. RSC is a leading source for applied scholarship in regulatory issues. The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Fellowship offers a unique, cross-cutting perspective on how federal regulations are developed.  Experience in the Office of Management & Budget is invaluable for anyone interested in working in or with the federal government, and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within OMB is the key policy coordination office for federal regulatory, statistical, and information policy.  GW Regulatory Studies Fellows work under the guidance of OIRA policy analysts. Fellows analyze regulatory impacts (benefits, costs, and qualitative effects) of selected regulations and collections of information and coordinate with other federal agencies to ensure the regulations are consistent with statutory intent, administration policy, and regulatory principles.

Energy, Environment, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Labor / Immigration, Regulation, Science Policy
Business, Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Law
The Maine Heritage Policy Center

(Portland, ME) The Maine Heritage Policy Center is a research and educational organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise; limited, constitutional government; individual freedom; and traditional American values--all for the purpose of providing public policy solutions that benefit the people of Maine. MHPC's staff pursues this mission by undertaking accurate and timely research and marketing these findings to its primary audiences: the Maine Legislature, nonpartisan Legislative staff, the executive branch, the state's media, and the business community. MHPC's products include publications, articles, conferences, and policy briefings. Interns undertake research and publishing related to the Center’s ongoing government transparency initiative, including; assist with research, communications, and event planning; and write original policy research and analysis on specific issues in the fields of tax and fiscal policy, health care, or education. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills and experience with Microsoft Office.

Economic Policy, Education, Government Reform, Heath / Welfare, Regulation, State Policy, Tax Policy
Economics, Government / Poli Sci, Other Liberal Arts
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