Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellowship

Office Assistant

Fall Internship Program


William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review (NR) magazine in 1955. It was, and remains today, America’s foremost conservative publication. National Review “stands athwart history, yelling Stop.” National Review Institute (NRI) was founded by Buckley in 1991, 36 years after he founded National Review magazine. The Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization, established to support the mission of its sister organization by engaging in policy development, public education, and advocacy. NRI advances the conservative principles for which Buckley advocated throughout his life. NRI’s mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr. and advance the conservative principles he championed.

These two vital components of American conservatism have joined forces so that the entire National Review enterprise—encompassing both the magazine’s venerated editorial activities and the Institute’s impactful educational programs—is assured of having an even greater consequence, both now and for years to come. All aspects of the National Review family will be combined within one entity. Under the leadership of editor Rich Lowry, NR will remain America’s largest circulation and measurably influential magazine for conservative news, commentary, and opinion, while NRI will continue to live up to its reputation as a provider of high-quality conservative programming complementing NR’s mission.follows

Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION: Thomas L. “Dusty” Rhodes was the president of National Review and board chairman of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Born in New York City, the former Goldman Sacks partner and graduate of the Wharton School of Business was a major influence on many important conservative organizations. He helped found the Club for Growth, the American Civil Rights Institute, Change-NY, and the Project for the Republican Future, and served as a trustee of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Rhodes interests were broad, ranging from taxes and regulation to educational reform and opposition to quotas, and he served as a mentor to many young conservatives.

The Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow will hone his or her journalistic skills and deliver pieces that preserve and promote the conservative principles championed by Bill Buckley and exemplified in Mr. Rhodes’s lifetime of work at NR Inc.–in particular an abiding conviction that limited government, free markets and individual liberty are necessary for a prosperous society.

The Rhodes Fellow is sponsored by National Review Institute with a grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. National Review would regularly publish the work of the Rhodes Fellow in the magazine and on National Review Online. The Rhodes Fellow will directly benefit from the training, guidance, and editorial oversight of NR’s editors and regular interaction with other writers at the magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TERMS: The ideal candidate would be a recent college graduate, as an initial applicant who shows interest, capability, and experience in writing on the areas of domestic policy, including but not limited to tax and fiscal policy, health care, limited government, education reform, affirmative action, the state of the conservative movement, and other subjects which have been of particular concern to Mr. Rhodes.

This fellow will work from NR/NRI’s headquarters in New York City and will be overseen and directed by NR’s editors, who will interact daily with the Rhodes Fellow for the purposes of training him or her in writing (editorial, reporting, and commentary), as well as in promotion, publicity, podcasting, and social media skills; and have a term of one year, renewable on an annual basis for up to two additional years (no more than a total of three years).

APPLY: NRI is currently accepting applications for the 2017/2018 Fellowship. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through August 15th. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, recommendation from a former employer or professor, and two writing samples. The cover letter should explain the applicant’s education, journalism experience, and future goals as they relate to a fellowship working at National Review magazine. In other words-“why you and why National Review?” Applications can be sent via mail to:

National Review Institute
Rhodes Journalism Fellowship
215 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
or via email to info@nrinstitute.org subject line: ” Rhodes Journalism Fellowship” 

Office Assistant

NRI is seeking an Office Assistant who will be responsible for assisting office operations and offering assistance to senior management. Applicants should be a self-starters who can anticipate the needs of a busy office and enjoy working in a professional, fast-paced environment. The Office Assistant will report to the Manager of Finance and Operations. This position will be based at NRI’s headquarters in New York City and key responsibilities include:      

  • Serve as office liaison at front desk; cordially receive guests, manage guest check-ins through coordinated online portal with building security; provide courteous assistance for meetings;
  • Co-ordinate schedules for conference rooms, appointments for key personnel; manage office maintenance appointments;
  • Provide professional communication answering main phone lines: forwarding calls, screening phone calls appropriately, as well as answering questions and addressing complaints;
  • Assist with general office upkeep; maintain the tidiness of reception, pantry, conference rooms, and communal spaces; manage the stock of office supplies;
  • Coordinate ordering business meals prepare materials, and set-up and clean-up for in-office corporate meetings, events, and evening receptions;
  • Assist with the performance of various executive, managerial, and administrative tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Office Assistant should ideally have at least two years prior office experience and feel comfortable in a support role. Ideal candidates will demonstrate professionalism, excellent communication, organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills, and a strong attention to detail. The Office Assistant must have facility with basic computer software programs.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to info@nrinstitute.org, subject line: “Office Assistant.” The cover letter should explain how your skills, experience, future goals relate to the position and organization.

Fall Internship Program

Interns’ responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:  

  • Providing administrative support to staff
  • Assisting with mailings (assembly and sending of)
  • Research: ranging from general fact and data-finding to in-depth issue-specific projects for NRI programs and individual NRI Fellow’s work
  • Assisting with event planning and data entry

NRI Interns should be enrolled in an undergraduate program and have strong research and writing skills. Interns must be comfortable in a support role to the NRI Fellows and staff. Interns should successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, have a high degree of conscientiousness, excellent organizational skills, and must be proficient with basic computer software programs. Experience with WordPress, and a familiarity with and interest in the work of WFB is a plus. Interns should be able to dedicate 15-20 hours per week, flexible with their academic schedule, and will be paid hourly. The term of the internship will be the fall Semester and may extend into the Spring. Interns will be assigned specific projects to work on based on their skill sets.  It is important to note that this is not a journalism internship.

Applicants should send a resume, transcript (unofficial acceptable), recommendation, and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work with the National Review Institute to nate@nrinstitute.org with the subject line: NYC Fall Internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please use the contact info above for any further questions.


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