The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program was founded in 2010 by a group of Yale undergraduates under the guidance of Professor Donald Kagan. The program has a mission to promote intellectual diversity on Yale’s campus. Through its summer internship program, up to five Yale undergraduates are supported in funded media and public policy related positions at employers that have included the National Review, The New Criterion, the Manhattan Institute, Forbes Magazine, FIRE, and Gingrich 360.

Thanks to the generosity of the William F. Buckley Program, participants will receive a stipend to assist with their summer expenses. Customarily the stipend has been $4,000.

I would definitely recommend this program to any Yale student. Through this program I have had the amazing opportunity to intern at a magazine that I have heard of and read since I was little. To say this was a dream come true would be an understatement. Yale’s internship program has also been an efficient and organized way for me to browse through a diverse selection of programs and allowed me to consider many opportunities that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

Ivoan Iacob ’18, William F. Buckley Internship at Forbes Magazine

Requirements

Internships are open to Yale College undergraduates. All internships are expected to be a minimum of 8 weeks in duration. Start and end dates can be negotiated with the employer.

Application Process

Internship application opens in December with a deadline of February 15th.

To apply, search for “Buckley” (use quotes) within the Yale Career Link jobs board.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Expenses

  • Housing: Program contacts at the sponsoring newspapers can assist in finding housing, though early outreach is recommended.
  • Meals: Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals.
  • Transportation: Interns are responsible for meeting their own travel and transportation needs.

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