Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program: Apply!

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Applications are invited for the Robert L. Bartley fellowship program. The fellowship begins in June and runs through the end of August.

Throughout his 30 years as The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Page Editor, Bob Bartley has inspired principled and original thinking that changed and shaped the society in which we all live. He also devoted attention to teaching and motivating talented young people, many of whom have gone on to careers in journalism at the Journal and elsewhere. The Bartley fellowships are consistent with that legacy. The Robert L. Bartley fellowships will therefore help to perpetuate not just Bob’s memory but above all the principles and priorities to which he devoted his distinguished career.

Eligibility and Requirements

The fellowships, consisting of paid internships, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley’s philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands. As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of our editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal’s opinion pages—
editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts—in the U.S., Europe or Asia.


Bartley Fellows will assist in researching and writing editorials, editing op-ed articles, editing Leisure & Arts page features, and editing letters to the editor for the Journal and the Bartley Web site,

Application Guidelines

If you’d like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and your best clips via email to: [email protected]

or mail them to:

Carol Muller
The Wall Street Journal
Editorial Page
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036

There is no application form. However, all materials must be received by January 15, 2013 and a decision will be made in February or March 2013. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed.

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Throughout his 30 years as The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Page Editor,