2018 Winter Spring Internship

Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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.

At West Wing Writers, we offer 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.

The application period for the 2018 West Wing Writers Winter-Spring Internship (January-May) is now open. We will accept applications for internships in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco until 11:59 pm EST on October 5, 2017. Please note that rather than review applications on a rolling basis, we review all applications at the end of each application period.


Extensive research experience
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Demonstrated interest in writing and communications

Authorized to work and accept new employment in the United States

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