Maybe you’ve been mesmerized by a soaring keynote, or fidgeted through a dull one, and wondered about the process that makes speeches what they are.
Maybe you’ve been inspired by a powerful essay, or read one and thought, “I could make that better!”
If so, you might be just the person we’re looking for.
West Wing Writers offers full-time, paid internships to a select few candidates who are interested in learning more about a career in speechwriting and strategic communications.
We don’t expect interns to have written speeches before, but we do want people who love to write and are excellent researchers; people who are creative, curious, thoughtful, motivated, and dependable.
As an intern, you’ll be an integral part of the West Wing Writers team, giving you an insider’s view of the process by which big ideas are formed, articulated, and amplified.
Our interns have gone on to write for leaders at the Human Rights Campaign, Teach for America, Planned Parenthood, and YouTube; for foreign ambassadors, senators, and cabinet secretaries — even for the President of the United States.
The internship is full-time — 9am-6pm, five days a week — and interns receive a $2,700 stipend each month. Additional requirements include:
We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 (June-August). The deadline for summer applications is Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5pm EST.Apply Today!
If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.
West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time associate. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA.; the location for this position can be flexible.
You’ll be researching and writing for a range of clients, about a number of important issues, in a variety of formats: speeches, op-eds, talking points, research memos, social media, and more;
You’ll be asked to do so thoroughly, thoughtfully, quickly, and carefully;
You’ll work closely and collaboratively with other associates, directors, principals, and partners at the firm; and
You’ll help craft messages, strategy, and written products for some of the world’s most influential leaders, organizations, and brands.
Our ideal candidate:
West Wing Writers, LLC, helps leaders, organizations, and brands give voice to their vision, providing storytelling and messaging that informs, influences, and inspires. We’re veterans of the Clinton White House and the Obama White House, of presidential campaigns, governors’ offices, and Capitol Hill. We are authors and political commentators, teachers and journalists, historians and activists. All of this finds expression in our writing. We got started in 2001, when we took President Clinton’s speechwriting shop and moved it to the private sector. Today, we specialize in the development, expression, and amplification of ideas — and are home to 30-some creative thinkers and talented writers, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in New York and San Francisco. West Wing Writers offers competitive salary and benefits. We are committed to a diverse workplace. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.Apply Today!