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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 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 established to advance the conservative principles WFB championed and complement the mission of National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent.

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. Under the leadership of editor-in-chief Rich Lowry, NR will remain America’s largest circulation and measurably influential magazine for conservative news, commentary, and opinion, while NRI, led by Lindsay Craig, will continue to live up to its reputation as a provider of high-quality conservative programming complementing NR’s mission.

Office Assistant

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

  • Serving as office liaison at front desk; cordially receiving guests, managing security check-in;
  • Co-ordinating schedules for conference rooms, appointments for key personnel; managing office maintenance appointments;
  • Providing professional communication answering main phone lines: screening appropriately, as well as answering questions and addressing complaints;
  • Assisting with general office upkeep; maintaining reception, pantry, conference rooms, and communal spaces; managing the ordering and budget for office supplies;
  • Assisting with the coordination of meetings and events: ordering business meals, preparing materials, and set-up and clean-up for in-office corporate meetings, events, and evening receptions;
  • Assisting with the performance of various executive, managerial, and administrative tasks, such as database maintenance, data entry and mailings.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Office Assistant should ideally have completed a bachelor’s degree and have at least two years prior office experience. Ideal candidates will demonstrate professionalism, excellent communication, organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills, and a strong attention to detail. Living in New York City or close proximity is desirable due to the work requirements.  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 hr@nrinstitute.org, subject line: “Office Assistant.” The cover letter should explain how your skills, experience, future goals relate to the position and organization.

Internship Program

Applicants for internships in Summer 2019 are now closed.

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@nri.graydigitaldev.net 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.

About the NRI Internship Program

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. Those interested in writing or editing for National Review should apply directly to NR.

“My experiences with NRI will play a crucial role in any successes I have as an attorney. I am eternally grateful to National Review Institute for providing me with a rewarding and challenging internship that taught me so much. My internship at NRI provided me with opportunities to learn and grow that I would have struggled to find anywhere else.” -John Kurtz, Intern 2013-2015


John Kurtz spent two years interning for NRI from 2013-2015 before joining the staff full-time after graduating from NYU, when he became NRI’s first Campus Outreach and Programs Officer. John participated in a wide array of projects during his internship experience at NRI, including assistance on grant proposals, research and archiving for the Buckley Legacy Project, and launching the NRI On Campus program. John is currently a 2L at the University of Virginia School of Law, and hopes to join a law firm in Texas to practice corporate finance law after graduating. About his experience as an intern at NRI, John wrote: “My experiences with NRI will play a crucial role in any successes I have as an attorney. I am eternally grateful to National Review Institute for providing me with a rewarding and challenging internship that taught me so much. My internship at NRI provided me with opportunities to learn and grow that I would have struggled to find anywhere else.”


Rachel Levine-Ramirez interned for NRI in spring of 2015 and summer of 2016.  Having the opportunity to intern in both the New York and DC offices, Rachel assisted NRI fellows with various tasks. Rachel gained valuable experience archiving the history of the Books, Arts, and Manners section of National Review, as well as assisting staff on planning numerous NRI events. Rachel transitioned immediately from her internship at NRI to her current position as a Management Consultant Associate at PwC in New York City. When reflecting on her time at NRI, Rachel wrote: “In addition to the professional experience I gained, I also gained a deep appreciation for William F. Buckley Jr., and the history of the conservative movement in America. NRI gave me a lot of responsibility and flexibility in my internship, which gave me the chance to truly own my work. I’ve been able to carry over these skills and apply them to my current job as a consultant with PwC.”


Dominic Conoshenti interned with NRI through the Charles Koch Internship program in the summer of 2017. While working in the NYC office, Dominic spearheaded a social media strategy for NRI, created a digital archive of thousands of photographs from the life of William F. Buckley Jr. and his family, and gained valuable experience archiving pieces from the rich history of National Review magazine. After completing his internship, Dominic returned to George Washington University in Washington, DC where he was able to work with NRI On Campus to bring NRI speakers to his campus. About his time with NRI, Dominic wrote “Working at NRI gave me invaluable professional skills and experiences. Through my work I was given the opportunity to rediscover elements of William F. Buckley Jr’s life through archival research. There is no doubt that what I learned interning at NRI will stick with me for the rest of my college and professional career.”