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Koch Internship Program


How long is the Koch Internship Program, and how many times a year is it offered? 

The Koch Internship Program is a 10-week, semester-long program, offered three times a year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

How do I secure an internship position at a partner organization?

Upon reviewing applications, Stand Together Fellowships staff will assist successful candidates in exploring a variety of openings with partner organizations. Once a candidate receives an offer from a partner organization, they will complete an admissions interview with Stand Together Fellowships staff, and must then be chosen to participate in the program.

What if I already work for a partner organization?

If you currently work for an organization participating in the Koch Internship Program, you still must apply. If accepted into a program, we will work with your employer to determine if your role is eligible.

What days will I work at the partner organization?

Typically, you will work at the partner organization on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. The specific time commitments necessary for each role will be determined by your partner organization.

When is programming?

Weekly virtual programming is on Thursdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. Attending Thursday programming is required for both part-time and full-time participants.

Where can I find the important dates and deadlines for the Koch Internship Program?

The Koch Internship Program webpage has an important dates section.

Is the Koch Internship Program stipend taxable?

The stipend participants receive is taxable by the IRS and may be taxable by other tax authorities. Participants are responsible for reporting the stipend on their taxes.

How much does the Koch Internship program pay?

Full-time (approximately 40 hours a week) KIP participants who secure an internship will receive a stipend of $5,500 for the 10-week program and part-time (approximately 28 hours a week) KIP participants who secure an internship will receive a stipend of $3,300 for the 10-week program.

Koch Associate Program


How long is the Koch Associate Program, and how many times a year is it offered?

The Koch Associate Program runs for approximately 10 months, with one cohort beginning in the fall and another in the spring.

What if I already work for a partner organization?

If you currently work for an organization participating in the Koch Associate Program, you still must apply. If accepted into a program, we will work with your employer to determine if your role is eligible.

What days will I work at the partner organization?

The Koch Associate Program is a full-time opportunity. Typically you will work at the partner organization on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during normal business hours. The specific time commitments necessary for each role will be determined by your partner organization.

When is programming?

Weekly virtual programming is on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and participants should also plan to participate in multiple in-person summits and workshops throughout the year at Stand Together headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. We believe in-person experiences enhance the impact of programming, especially on participants’ ability to build and tap into an effective learning community. Stand Together Fellowships covers the cost of travel, hotel, and meals for those traveling to attend these gatherings.

Do I have to move to the Washington, DC area to participate in the Koch Associate Program?

Not necessarily. While all participants will convene at our headquarters for several in-person summits and workshops throughout the year, much of the KAP program will remain online, so participants do not need to reside in the Washington, DC area to be admitted to our programs. However, different partner organizations hire for in-person roles across the country, fully remote roles, or hybrid roles, and some participants may need to relocate depending on the requirements of the specific job offer they accept from a partner organization.

What opportunities exist after the programs?

Our relationship with program participants does not end after graduation. Our alumni engagement team is here to continue partnering with you well after the program ends. We are here to come alongside you in your journey to find fulfillment and further develop your skills.

Alumni are invited to attend events, contribute to the classroom as guest speakers and mentors, and stay connected to new career opportunities in our philanthropic community and beyond. Program participants gain access to our alumni community of more than 5,000 individuals from across the world who are in different stages of their professional careers.

Where can I find the important dates and deadlines for the Koch Associate Program?

The Koch Associate Program webpage has an important dates section.

How much does the Koch Associate Program pay?

The Koch Associate Program participants will earn salaries that are commensurate to their education and experience as determined by their partner organization.

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