September 26-November 13 (weekly) in Washington, DC
The 2019 Speechwriters Fellowship will commence September 26 and end November 13. Classes will take place weekly, typically on Wednesdays, from 6:30-9:30 PM on Capitol Hill. Dinner will be provided.
The application window for this program is now closed.
About the Fellowship
Founded in 2017, the Claremont Institute Speechwriters Fellowship combines an education in the principles of the American Founding with a study of modern political speech craft. Fellows meet one evening a week for eight weeks.
Upon acceptance into the program, fellows will receive a reading packet with designated primary texts and assignments, when applicable, for each course.
This year’s curriculum will pay special attention to the dominant political themes animating the 2020 presidential election, such as socialism, immigration, equality, and trade. Fellows will engage in a theoretical and rhetorical study of these themes under the direction of Claremont scholars and former presidential speechwriters, as well as through peer-led discussions and workshops.
Who Should Apply?
Speechwriters currently serving in the executive or legislative branches of federal government. Speechwriters working in the private or non-profit sector may also apply.