THE PROGRAM

The Kennedys is a creative incubator based inside the walls of Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. It’s an intense six-month program where eight candidates will collaborate and learn to make creative advertising through a patented method called “making stuff.” Working as a creative unit, the Kennedys will be given real assignments, including work from actual clients, under the guidance of two full-time directors.

Details:

Class size: 8

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

Kennedys start date: April 1, 2022.

Ending date: October 1, 2022.

$1500/month housing stipend

$17/hour plus overtime

Flights to and from Portland

Benefits-eligible

Must be authorized to work in the United States

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do I need a degree or diploma?

    No, we’ll base our decision on what you show us in your application.

  • IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

    We welcome people of all ages, including 43, 36, 19, 78, 55, and 24. As long as you’re over 18.

  • Do I need to know how to make ads?

    Nope. In fact, we’d kind of prefer you didn’t.

  • Do I have to move to Portland?

    We want people to live in Portland during the duration of the Kennedys, but we will be following Wieden+Kennedy’s and the State of Oregon's COVID-19 protocols.

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