HSP Direct Writing Apprenticeship


HSP Direct








HSP Direct Writing Apprenticeship

Summer 2024

About the Apprenticeship:

Are you passionate about conservative values? Eager to forge a career in writing? The HSP Direct Writing Apprenticeship is your gateway to mastering the art of political copywriting and fundraising. Come learn and work alongside award-winning direct mail copywriters in a fast-paced agency setting in our office in Ashburn, VA, located just outside of Washington, D.C.

About HSP:

HSP is a dynamic force in the world of direct mail fundraising, boasting award-winning writers and a commitment to conservative ideals. Join us to harness your writing skills and contribute to impactful campaigns for conservative advocacy organizations, top Republican candidates, pro-life groups, and mission-based organizations across the country.   

What You’ll Learn:

  • Craft compelling direct mail copy from industry-recognized writers.
  • Understand how direct mail fits into a non-profit or campaign’s overall development pyramid.
  • Learn how to message public policy and current events in ways donors understand.
  • Learn how to analyze fundraising results and key metrics.
  • Develop writing and formatting techniques that drive response and engage donors.
  • Explore the intersection of storytelling and fundraising.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Students with a passion for conservative values.
  • Aspiring writers eager to learn and build a career in political copywriting.
  • Individuals hungry and humble to learn and grow.

Apprenticeship Details:

  • Duration: 10-week program starting this May
  • Format: In-person
  • Commitment: 40 hours per week (9am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday)
  • Compensation: $23/hour
  • Opportunity to attend company/client events in Washington, D.C.
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Opportunity for full employment post-graduation


Ashburn, VA


Must be a current student (rising junior or senior)

Deadline to submit:

March 15th

This is Your Opportunity:

Seize the chance to learn from the best, refining your writing skills and unlocking opportunities for financial success. Apply now by emailing your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Austin Rayburn arayburn@hspdirect.com.

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