Regional Fellows Program

DSC_7424The goal of the National Review Institute’s Regional Fellows program is to introduce succeeding generations to conservatism’s most important writings, thinkers, and institutions, and to build a network of talented, like-minded individuals who can assist one another professionally and personally for years to come.

In 2014, the program instituted a new syllabus — designed by NRI board member and celebrated academic Daniel J. Mahoney — that fosters a rigorous examination of conservative principles and how they apply to the issues of the day. Incorporating readings from Burke to Buckley, the syllabus focuses on the foundations of conservative thought.

Fellows meet for a series of eight weeknight dinner seminars. For each session, Fellows are expected to complete a 25-30 page reading assignment, which they will discuss with a leading conservative thinker. In addition, Fellows receive invitations to exclusive networking happy hours and other area conservative events, as well as an annual alumni gathering.

Originally known as the NRI “Washington Fellows,” the program has been conducted in DC since 2009. With the new curriculum and new focus on mid-career professionals, the renamed Regional Fellows program expanded to New York City in February 2014. In September 2014, NRI launched a chapter in Dallas, Texas and more chapters are in development.

DALLAS, TX

The 2014 NRI Dallas Fellows program has concluded. The application period for the 2015 program will begin in July. 

NEW YORK, NY

NRI is now accepting applications for its 2015 class of New York Fellows. The program will begin in mid January and run through early May, with sessions being held every other Monday evening. All session dates will be given to accepted applicants in advance. An ideal candidate has at least ten years of full-time work experience and does not currently work in politics or policy, but all are welcome to apply. Applicants should also reside in the New York City metropolitan area. To be considered for one of 20 places in the 2015 class, please send your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you think the program would be beneficial to you to newyorkfellows@nrinstitute.org. The deadline to submit application materials is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm ET.

WASHINGTON, DC

NRI is now accepting applications for its 2015 class of Washington Fellows. The program will begin in mid January and run through early May, with sessions being held every other Tuesday or Wednesday evening. All session dates will be given to accepted applicants in advance. An ideal candidate has at least ten years of full-time work experience and does not currently work in politics or policy, but all are welcome to apply. Applicants should also reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be considered for one of 20 places in the 2015 class, please send your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you think the program would be beneficial to you to washingtonfellows@nrinstitute.org. The deadline to submit application materials is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm ET.

Questions? Please contact NRI External Affairs Manager Katie Poedtke at katie@nrinstitute.org.