National Contests, Internships and Fellowships | BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University

National Contests, Internships and Fellowships

Listed are other student opportunities provided by organizations outside the Wake Forest University community.

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year.

Entry Deadline is October 24, 2014.


Ayn Rand Institute Summer Internship 2014

This unique three-week program combines an educational curriculum exploring Rand’s novels, philosophy, and the applications of Rand’s ideas to the world today with a traditional internship in a professional workplace.

Application Deadline for 2014 has passed.


Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Student Summer Conference

Every summer The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism hosts a three-day conference for undergraduate and graduate students on the Moral Foundations of Capitalism and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. All housing and meals are provided on the campus of Clemson University.

Application Deadline has passed.


Fund for American Studies

Since 1967, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system.

Capital Semester – Fall 2014 

Application Deadline has passed.

  • Fall 2014 Early Application Deadline (Apply by this date to receive a 5% discount on your tuition balance)
  • International Student Application Deadline (please click here for special application instructions)

Application Deadline has passed.

  • Priority Application Deadline for Scholarships

Application Deadline is June 1, 2014

  • Fall 2014 Final Application Deadline

Summer 2014 Undergraduate Programs

Application Deadline has passed

Legal Studies Institute – Summer 2014

Application Deadline has passed


Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)

The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and in advancing the principles and practice of freedom.

Awards of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates conducting research that advances a free society through their academic work.

Application Deadline has passed.

IHS Summer Seminars

Week-long seminars on college campuses nationwide. Learn how individual liberty and economic freedom have shaped the modern world. Discover the classical liberal ideas that have helped to end slavery, inspire women’s suffrage, and give us religious freedom.

Application Deadline for 2014 has passed.


Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change.

Application Deadline has passed.


Koch Internship Program 2014

The Koch Internship Program is an opportunity to not only work for a think tank or public policy organization in Washington, DC, but also receive valuable professional education and hands-on experience.  Spring and summer programs.

The spring 2014 program has passed.

Application Deadline has passed.

The summer 2014 program will run from June 2nd to August 15th.

Early Application deadline has passed.

Final Application Deadline has passed.


Koch Associate Program 2014

A challenging opportunity for individuals who want to become more effective at advancing economic freedom throughout their careers. One year program.

Application Deadline has passed.


Scoville Peace and Security Fellowships

A highly-competitive national fellowship program  that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington  perspective on key issues of peace and security. Seeking applications by October 1, 2014 for the Spring 2015 semester.

The 2014 Fall Program Deadline has passed.

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