A national issues column writers group, headed by a senior Clinton administration Public Affairs Director and former congressional communications director for congressional leaders is looking for quality volunteer intern to write bylined op-eds on progressive national issues and organize news conferences. We work with White House offices, leaders of Congress, consumer groups, world sports agencies, health care rights supporters, efficient military systems advocates, drug policy/criminal justice experts, progressive political organizations, and others.
One key aspect is that you will research, write, and co-byline oped columns (opinion pieces) in major national newspapers--we've done more than 800: (www.weinerpublic.com/opeds.html).
We won the National Press Club President's Award in 2016 for our oped program enlisting young journalists as bylined co-writers in major papers, and in January, 2017 the NPC Vivien Award for organizing Newsmaker VIP news conferences with leaders of both parties on many issues. You will be part of it all.
You will work at least two days a week, and will meet at the National Press Club with breakfast and lunch buffets covered each day you are there for the internship.
If you have written for college or mainstream papers, radio-TV, or blogs, and have experience with deadlines and word efficiency, you may have what we need -- and what will make your internship productive, published, and fun.
Weiner Public News Company President Bob Weiner served in the Clinton White House as a Director of Public Affairs from 1995-2001. He has worked for Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Claude Pepper (D-FL), Ed Koch (D-NY), and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA). Bob believes in the energy and genius of youth and opposes age discrimination at either side. His first Washington position was as National Youth Vote Director for the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate during the famed break-in, where Bob's organization set the all-time youth vote turnout record. He was later Chief of Staff of the House Aging Committee, brought Colonel Sanders in as a witness, and is credited with leading landmark legislation to abolish mandatory retirement. Bob directed the Daily Press Briefing Room for the last three Democratic National Conventions (2016, 2012 and 2008), and brought an organizing team of college and young interns with him.
We have had recent op-eds published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, San Diego Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Palm Beach Post, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Des Moines Register, Denver Post, Tallahassee Democrat, Springfield Republican, New York Post, The New York Daily News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Austin American-Statesman, New Jersey Star-Ledger, Michigan Chronicle and many others in the nation's top 100 papers, plus leading blogs like OpEd News and LaborPress. Oped News has regularly ranked our opeds H1, H2, or H3, meaning the top op-eds in the nation the day they came out.
Compensation: This internship offers College/University credit, plus paid bonuses per oped, National Press Club intern membership, and breakfast and lunches included at the National Press Club, and news conference event days.
We believe this is one of the best internships in the nation because of its uniqueness in getting you bylined in top papers, and your organizing top VIP news conferences.
Check out our opeds website link www.weinerpublic.com/opeds.html; for Bob's (and models of your future) opeds, including most co-authored with bylined interns as you will be; see broader link weinerpublic.com
Please provide a cover letter and two or three 500-700 writing samples that show you can write sharp and to the point yet substantial opinion pieces.
Job Type: Internship
- relevant: 1 year (Preferred)