Opportunities

Internship Program

William F. Buckley Jr. Journalism Fellowship

ABOUT NATIONAL REVIEW INSTITUTE
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.

 

Internship Program

Spring Interns:

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. Interns will begin as soon as possible. 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 Office Intern. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please use the contact info above for any further questions.

Summer Interns:

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

  • Organizing and growing an extensive archive of photos, film clips, quotations, and significant events in the life of William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Research: ranging from general fact and data-finding to in-depth issue-specific projects for NRI programs and individual NRI Fellow’s work
  • Attending and/or watching events and taking notes for NRI Fellows
  • Providing administrative support to staff

NRI Summer 2017 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. Familiarity with and interest in the work of WFB is a plus. Interns should be able to dedicate 40 hours per week (for 10-12 weeks) and will be paid a weekly stipend. Interns will begin in late May or early June. 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 indicating which office opening he or she is applying for: [NYC or DC] Office Summer Intern. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Please contact Nate Mills at the email address given above with questions.

 

William F. Buckley Jr. Journalism Fellowship

William F. Buckley Jr. nurtured two generations of conservative journalists. His enormous legacy includes scores of conservative editors and writers. The annual William F. Buckley Jr. Fellowship in Political Journalism, sponsored by the National Review Institute, is a unique opportunity for a recent college graduate to work as writer/reporter with National Review magazine for a one year term starting in May/June.

National Review roving correspondent Kevin D. Williamson serves as Director of the Buckley Fellowship for NRI. Kevin offers editorial feedback, guidance, and support in weekly reviews with the Buckley Fellows, as well as hosts monthly lunches with leading conservative thinkers and journalists.

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, said “The Buckley journalism program has a proven record of training top-notch young conservative journalists.”

NRI is currently accepting applications for the 2017/2018 Fellowship. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and all applicants will be notified by March 1st. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, current résumé, recommendation from a former employer or professor, current transcript (unofficial acceptable), and a writing sample. The cover letter should explain the applicant’s education, work, other activities, 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
WFB Journalism Fellows program
215 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

or via email to info@nrinstitute.org, subject line: WFB Journalism Fellows program

The National Review Institute is a non-profit organization designated under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes.