The Koch Internship Program (KIP) is a paid semester long internship program offered in the Washington, DC area only. It blends educational opportunities with real work experience. While participating in KIP, interns are placed at non-profit organizations and spend their week working on important issues that affect our world. Every week, interns attend professional development sessions that build the skills needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.
What You’ll Experience
- Professional development at the Charles Koch Institute is radically different from other programs. We utilize experiential learning to flip the classroom, so you direct your learning, developing the skills you need to succeed, with the support of experienced mentors.
- Gain paid work experience at a participating organization doing meaningful work.
- Identify your aptitudes, develop general professional skills, and explore various career paths.
- We’ll introduce you to Market-Based Management ®, our management philosophy that helps individuals and organizations solve problems, capture opportunities, and transform society.
- You will grow your professional network, meeting peers and mentors that can support you throughout your career and join our expansive alumni network.
You’re a developing and aspiring leader but you know there is more to learn and experience. You’re entrepreneurial and curious, both in your academic and social life, always looking for new opportunities to learn. You have a drive to identify problems and get excited about finding new solutions that have meaningful results. You’ve grown in leadership roles and previous internships, but you’re looking for a meaningful career that helps people improve their lives.
Knowledge and Skills, You’ll Bring to the KIP Experience:
- Entrepreneurial spirit and solution-oriented mindset.
- Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to seek and share feedback.
- Eager student with a growth mindset, open to continual self-improvement.
Standout Interns May Also Bring:
- Prior leadership experience, involvement in clubs, organizations, and other opportunities, or professional experience.
- Demonstrated passion and interest in solving the most pressing issues our society faces, transforming our world and impacting the lives of others.
- Professional interest and goals in becoming a future leader
Your next opportunity to participate in the Koch Internship Program begins in Fall 2020, so apply now! The window to apply is now until July 31, 2020.