A creative accelerator program for New Yorkers
@ Wieden + Kennedy New York.

Applications close:


The Kennedys is a creative accelerator program for the most curious, innovative, and hungriest minds in New York City.

No advertising experience is required. In fact, we’d prefer it that way.

For eight months, the Kennedys will work together in the WKNY office to build upon your creative talents, learning new things, and developing team skills.

This program is all about further developing your talents for creativity and ideation – sometimes as it relates to advertising, and sometimes not – while always nurturing the thing that makes you most valuable: your voice.

The Kennedys is a full-time program that is paid + benefits.

(David = David Kennedy, co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy and the namesake of the Kennedys.)

become a

For the inaugural New York Kennedys, we’re lucky to be starting with the world’s greatest talent pool: New York City itself.

If you live in the New York area, are 21+, and are equal parts curious, innovative, and hungry, we want to meet you.

Applications are open now, and close August 7th. So apply now.

Use every inch of the application to show us the way you think. We can’t wait to see it.

June 28
applications open
applications close
August 7
Late August
selected kennedys notified
Program begins
Late September
*Okay, “frequently” isn’t totally accurate. This is the first New York Kennedys, so none of these questions have ever been asked before.
Do I have to live in New York City to be a Kennedy?
For the inaugural class of Kennedys, we’re going local. So as long as you can make it to 150 Varick Street in Soho Monday-to-Friday-ish, we’d love for you to apply.
Oh, so you’ll be working from the office?
That’s the plan! Our workweek will be somewhat flexible with WFH time, but for the most part, we’ll collaborate together in person.
I really don’t need any advertising experience?
Correct. And honestly, we’d prefer that. We love ad school grads, but this program is for anyone who’s outside the world of advertising and marketing.
Is the Kennedys a full-time job?
Yep! We’ll be working standard hours – think 40-something hours a week.
Is this a paid gig?
It is! You will be paid and provided other benefits!
What sort of things will the Kennedys work on?
All kinds of stuff. But mostly client work and other creative projects.
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