John Blundell Fellowship

“Whatever one does, one should enjoy it or learn from it. If lucky, one gets to do both simultaneously.” — John Blundell

The John Blundell Fellowship is an annual fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in advancing freedom and pursuing a career in public policy, academia, journalism, philanthropy, or public service. The fellow spends one year at the Foundation working as an entry-level program assistant, exploring options for future employment options or graduate study, and completing a special project. The fellow gains experience with nonprofits and will engage with other organizations and leaders in the Foundation’s four giving areas. The position is a full-time, salaried role based in our Raleigh office.

Application Process

We accept applications for the Blundell Fellowship starting in January each year. Please email us at info at if you would like to be on our mailing list for future Blundell Fellowship opportunities.


Contact Lindsay.Hollandsworth at or by phone at (919) 871-3329.

About John Blundell

John Blundell spent his career in the freedom movement as a highly regarded policy analyst, institution leader, and historian. Among Blundell’s many accomplishments were leading the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, serving as president of the Charles G. Koch and Claude R. Lambe Foundations, and serving as president of the Institute for Humane Studies and Atlas Network. He passed away in July 2014. You can learn more about John Blundell’s life and legacy here:

Current Fellow

Anna Martina, 2020-21 Fellow (NC State University)

Past Fellows

– Kayla Nguyen, 2015-2016 Fellow (University of Dallas)

– Blake Brewer, 2017-2018 Fellow (Catawba College)

– Will Rierson, 2018-19 Fellow (UNC-Chapel Hill)

– Branson Inscore, 2019-2020 Fellow (UNC-Chapel Hill)


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