Maybe you’ve got an ear for rhythm, an eye for detail, a mind for research — and a stomach for revision, revision, revision.

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 listened to a speech and thought, “I could make that better!”

If so, you might be just the person we’re looking for.

West Wing Writers offers paid internships to a select few candidates who are interested in learning more about a career in speechwriting.

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 speechwriting process.

Our interns have gone on to write for senators and the Smithsonian, for cabinet secretaries and governors — even for the President of the United States.

Requirements include:

  • Extensive research experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated interest in writing and strategic communications
  • Authorized to work and accept new employment in the United States

Interns receive a $2,700 stipend each month.

Currently, we are not accepting applications. Our application period for fall internships in our Washington, DC, and New York City, and San Francisco offices will open in May 2017.

Check back in May for our fall internship application form.

Apply Today!
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