Information for the 2014 First Things junior fellowship program can be found here.


Readers of our website have no doubt taken notice of the ad for our Junior Fellowship program, which for the two new recruits will begin this August. College students graduating this spring and recent collegians should look closely at this unique internship and be sure to send in their applications before April 15th.

Of the diverse field of internships available to recent college graduates, some offer a glimpse into the political scene of Washington, D.C. or the financial world of New York, while others promise a gateway to stardom as a mover and shaker in the world of ideas.  Few can deliver on these promises, and if they do deliver, they do so at the cost of intellectual life.

First Things ‘s Junior Fellowship offers a synthesis of what so many other internships promise but cannot deliver: Constant contact with the issues and minds of the day in academic and cultural life; experience in the tradecraft of writing and editing; the lively engagement of New York City; and the most central demand of the job: rigorous wrestling with ideas.

All the while, you’ll accompany the sharp and experienced staff at the magazine as they continue the mission of Richard John Neuhaus. If ideas matter to you, First Things may already be a part of your life. If you’d like it to become an even more integral part, crack open the books, relight your midnight wick, and get to work on that application.

Along with a short description (250 words) of what you seek to learn through the Fellowship, applicants should send three references (at least one should know your writing or editing ability) and a resume, all by April 15th, to firstthingsfellows@firstthings.com.

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