RealArts@Penn internship with David Stern and Stuart Gibbs, Writers for film, TV, books and theater

It has never been easy to break into show business, especially as a writer. Now, you have the chance to work for two professional writers who can help you learn how the business works. Be aware that this is a very unstructured internship; David and Stuart will often not know what they are going to need from you until they need it. However, as web presence is becoming a bigger and bigger part of writing these days, they are actively looking for someone with knowledge of how to create and edit websites as well as generating other ideas for internet promotion. This is not an office job. They are looking for competent, creative individuals who know how to manage their time well. If you are the type of person who needs a rigid schedule, this is not the internship for you.

Previous interns have gone on to work in TV, theater and publishing, all through connections they have made at this internship and recommendations they have received from David and Stuart. The interns that have been most successful have been willing to ask for advice and work on their own projects when not occupied by internship related tasks.

Because these writers' schedules are always in flux they can not predict exactly what they will be working on next summer, but the following are things an intern can expect to work on:

Finally, anyone selected for this internship will be required to complete a writing project of their choice over the summer: a screenplay, TV script, novel or play. (If you’ve already begun work on something like this, great! Here’s your chance to finish it.) David and Stuart will offer advice and guidance through the process.

Projects that the writers will (probably) be working on this summer:

About the Writers

Stuart Gibbs is a New York Times bestselling novelist who writes for middle grade readers. His books include the FunJungle series, the Spy School series, the Moon Base Alpha series, the 'Last Musketeer’ trilogy and the brand new Charlie Thorne series. He has written scripts for every studio in Hollywood, including the movies See Spot Run and Repli-Kate — and he has developed television shows for Fox, ABC, the WB, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Next year, he will have three books released.

David Stern is a jinx for the LA Dodgers and should not go to their games ever, because they will lose. Especially tonight’s game. He shouldn’t go to that, because Stuart is going with his son and he wants to see the Dodgers win.