Free-market internship, jobs, and grant opportunities

Some good opportunities to earn money working for liberty for college students, recent graduates and young professionals, and young journalists to pass along:

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

Students interested in summer internships with the Commonwealth Foundation or other free-market groups should look into the Koch Summer Fellow Program.

This program is an intensive ten-week paid summer internship program that offers free-market policy experience and professional training. The 2009 program offers two types of internships: policy internships in Washington, DC and policy positions at state-based think tanks. A $1,500 stipend, furnished housing (or a housing stipend for state-based fellows), career workshops, and travel reimbursement are provided.

For more information or to apply for the Koch Summer Fellow Program, please visit the program website at

Deadline: January 31, 2009

Koch Associate Program

Recent college graduates and young professionals should look at the Koch Associate Program.

The Koch Associate Program is a very selective, one year, paid career opportunity for bright, talented people who are interested in working within the non-profit sector. During the program, Associates work full-time four days a week; a full list of the organizations where Associates work along with some examples of the types positions can be found on our website. Then, one day each week, Associates come together in a seminar setting at the Foundation to engage in reading discussions and group projects, network with their peers, listen to guest speakers, and learn how to apply Market-Based Management® in a non-profit setting through interactive exercises and workshops.

Associates range in experience from recent graduates to those with up to ten years of work experience, and they come from diverse fields and academic backgrounds. To learn more about the program and the Foundation, please visit

Applications are due by March 16, 2009.

The Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship Program

The Phillips Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2009 Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship Program. Print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience are eligible. The Foundation created this program to provide fellowships for projects by journalists who share the Foundation’s mission to advance constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrant free enterprise system.

The Phillips Foundation awards $75,000 and $50,000 full-time fellowships and $25,000 part-time fellowships to undertake and complete a one-year project of the applicant’s choosing focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, there are separate fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement.

Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2009.

For an application, visit