Human Resources and Operations Manager
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. 

Human Resources and Operations Manager

Since 1955, National Review magazine has defined the modern conservative movement and enjoys the broadest allegiance of American conservatives. National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1991. NRI’s mission is to advance the conservative principles he championed, complement the mission of the magazine, and support NR’s best talent.

The Institute’s educational programs bring together leaders in business, philanthropy, media, and policy to help strengthen the broader conservative movement, while also educating emerging leaders and our fellow citizens on the principles of a free society. Our partnership programs send NR’s best talent across the country, thereby amplifying and expanding the reach of the National Review mission. More information is available at www.nrinstitute.org.

Job Description:

The Human Resources and Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the human resources and office operations functions of National Review Institute. This position will report directly to the Institute’s President and work closely with the VP of Finance and Operations. Candidates should have at least three to five years of experience in HR and have strong aptitude to manage office operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage recruiting and staffing, new hires, employee onboarding, and terminations.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and required payroll maintenance.
  • Maintain proper HR records.
  • Assist in managing healthcare and other employee benefit plans, including annual benefit assessment, communications, employee updates and changes.
  • Serve as liaison to building management.
  • Oversee office management and office assistant/receptionist.
  • Assist with the performance of various executive, managerial, and administrative tasks.
  • Occasionally assist with planning and execution of conferences, seminars, and other events.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@nrinstitute.org and list “Human Resources and Operations Manager” in the subject line. The cover letter should explain how the applicant’s skills, experience, and future goals relate to the position and National Review Institute.

Internship Program

Applicants for internships in Fall 2018 are now open, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

National Review Institute offers a competitive internship program with openings during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Internships at NRI provide undergraduate students with hands on experience in its unique journalistic think tank environment, allowing them to develop a wide array of professional skills and gain valuable experience for future endeavors. Please note that this is not an internship with National Review. Those interested in writing, editing, or publishing with National Review should apply directly to NR. 

Interns’ responsibilities in the past have included, but are not 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
  • Content creation and management for social media
  • Attending and/or watching events and taking notes for NRI Fellows
  • Providing administrative support to staff
  • Contributing to design projects and website maintenance

NRI Interns should be enrolled in an undergraduate program and have strong research and writing skills. Interns in the Fall and Spring should be available to work 20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling based on course load. Summer Internships entail full-time work for 8-10 weeks. Interns must be comfortable in a support role to the NRI Fellowship Program 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. 

How to Apply:

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: NRI Office Intern. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please use the contact info above for any further questions. NRI often partners with the Charles Koch Institute and The Fund for American Studies when hiring interns, and applicants can choose to apply through either program, as well. 

More information on NRI’s year-round Internship programs can be found here.

 National Review Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed, and complement the mission of National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent. All contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes. EIN# 13-3649537