• Koch Associate Program: 2020-2021

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    Koch Associate Program: 2020-2021 

    The Koch Associate Program (KAP) is a year-long program that blends educational opportunities with real work experience. KAP equips associates with the principles, network, and resources to succeed as social entrepreneurs: leaders who come from all walks of life and use their unique gifts to advance positive changes in society and help people improve their lives. You will spend time working at a non-profit organization building the skills needed to contribute effectively in the workplace and engaging in classroom learning. Our curriculum is designed to make you more effective in your role with a non-profit and to equip you for long-term success in whatever ways you contribute to society. 


    What You’ll Experience 

    KAP will accelerate your career through a demanding curriculum and full-time employment at a dynamic non-profit. Here’s a snapshot of what you will 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 full-time employment at a with one of our participating organizations doing meaningful work 
    • Engage with mentors to develop your aptitudes and work towards advancing your long-term goals 
    • Learn and apply the principles of 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. 


    About You 

    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. As you’ve grown in your leadership roles, you are excited to learn more about what it means to be an effective leader and dedicate your career towards tackling the major challenges of our time.  


    Knowledge and Skills, You’ll Bring to the KAP Experience: 

    • Lifelong learner with a growth mindset, dedicated to continual self-improvement 
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and solution-oriented mindset 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to seek and share feedback 


    Standout Associates May Also Bring: 

    • Prior leadership experience, involvement, or professional work 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 Associate Program begins in Fall 2020, so apply now! The window to apply is now until June 30, 2020. Please complete your application through our website and check out our application process for more details about the program.  


    About the Charles Koch Institute 

    Learn more about Charles Koch Institute 


    The Charles Koch Institute believes that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. Our admissions office treats all program participants and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 



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