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INTERN BYLINED NEWSPAPER COLUMN WRITER, POLITICS, GOVERNMENT, JOURNALISM: NATIONAL ISSUES WRITERS GROUP UNDER EX-CLINTON COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR SEEKS WRITER TO BYLINE MAJOR PAPER OPEDS, ORGANIZE NEWS CONFERENCES WITH CONGRESSIONAL ISSUE LEADERS
(Washington, DC) -- 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, Thursday and Friday, and you 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 opeds published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York 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 opeds in the nation the day they came out.
While working for President Clinton, Bob was credited by the New York Times as the first Grand Jury witness to stand on the courthouse steps and criticize Ken Starr's "overreach." Bob chastised Starr as "big brother at its worst" for subpoenaing him and requiring his testimony for personal phone calls by Bob and his wife from their house to congratulate friends for a press release covered on TV criticizing Linda Tripp's taping of Monica Lewinsky.
"If you like writing about government, politics and issues, our internship is a great opportunity," Weiner said. "But you have to be fearless and organized to succeed. We deal with the top people in Washington, and I want good writers who are confident. I want people who know how to have fun while working because what we do is quite exciting -- we are making a difference," Bob concluded.
Compensation: Volunteer plus paid bonuses per oped, National Press Club intern membership, and breakfast and lunches included at the National Press Club on Thurdays, Fridays, 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
***SEND RESUME, a brief note saying why interested, 2-3 writing samples (articles, opeds, scripts, or blogs), and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com; or snail mail Bob Weiner, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #28271, Washington, DC 20038-8271. Be sure to provide a phone number and email for our follow-up.
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