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The First Things Junior Fellows program was established in 2001 to provide recent college graduates with firsthand experience in the world of print journalism while adding vital capacity to our editorial operations. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, Junior Fellows spend two years learning from our editors and offering critical support to each facet of our editorial process, from podcast production and digital media to copy editing and research support. 

To apply for the 2024–25 junior fellowship, please send a resume, a 250-word description of what you want to learn from the fellowship, a writing sample of no more than 2,000 words, and contact information for three references (one should know your writing or editorial experience) to Applications are due Monday, March 11, 2024.

By providing a stipend and housing in Manhattan, First Things is able to attract the highest-caliber candidates, as our growing list of fellowship alumni affirms. Indeed, alumni include Matthew Rose, senior fellow and director of the Barry Center on the University and the Intellectual Life at the Morningside Institute, Columbia University; Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and founding editor of Public Discourse; Stefan McDaniel, associate professor of Law at Notre Dame; and current First Things editors Ramona Tausz (deputy editor) and Veronica Clarke (associate editor).

Our two current Junior Fellows are Claire Giuntini and Jacob Adams. First Things is pleased to provide this formative opportunity to two talented recent graduates each year.