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Intern Program

The Writers House Intern Program (WHIP) is both a publishing course and a practical internship. The WHIP aims to train and educate its participants in the ways of publishing through the lens of a literary agency. To that end, participants engage a robust curriculum that takes twelve to sixteen weeks to complete and includes the 8-week “Editorial Bootcamp,” the 8-week job search skills workshop, and a series of tutorials, seminars, and one-on-one career consultations.

Since WHIP’s founding in 2000, director Michael Mejias has helped place hundreds of its graduates into their first publishing jobs. Program graduates work or have worked at every major agency and publishing house and across a range of professions including agenting, editorial, publicity, marketing, sales, contracts, subsidiary rights, and scouting.

The program is offered three times a year: Autumn (October-January), Spring (February-May), and Summer (June-August). Interns participate twenty-four hours a week for the length of the term and receive a $200 monthly stipend.

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