2024 Boston Globe Newsroom Summer Internship Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE NOV. 1
The Boston Globe summer internship program began more than 60 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience at a major news organization.
Summer interns work as full-time employees for 12 weeks. Interns are paid a weekly wage and work shifts vary. There is a writing coach for the reporting interns and discussions with editors and staff on a range of journalism topics for all of the interns.
The largest group of interns works in the News Department as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters will be hired for the Business, Sports, and Living/Arts departments. We also have intern positions in the Photography and Design departments and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors.
*Currently enrolled undergraduate students
*Graduating college seniors (May or June 2024 graduation date)
*Currently enrolled graduate school students (with no professional journalism experience)
*An aptitude for journalism is the most important qualification
*Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving as our interns cover stories from all over New England
*Previous internship experience is preferred
Boston Globe Co-op Program
The Co-op Program, implemented in 1937, offers undergraduate students an entry-level opportunity to become familiar with the operations of a daily newspaper.
The Boston Globe co-op program provides students with an opportunity to attain real-life work experience as related to their field of study. Our Co-ops are put into real jobs and have profound job responsibility. It is our mission that students leave their Boston Globe co-op with applicable experience, reliable best practices, and a stronger professional network.
*Full time undergraduate students with a minimum of one-semester of school remaining at the time of the co-op assignment
*Ability to work full-time 37.5 hours per week
*Minimum GPA 3.0
*$15/hour (paid weekly)
*All students become members of the Boston Newspaper Guild (union)
DATES AND DEADLINES:
*July – December Co-op: Applications due March 1
*January – June Co-op: Applications due October 15
*Download application form below
*Email completed form, resume, and work samples to:
Paula Bouknight, Assistant Managing Editor of Hiring & Development at [email protected]
Internships at STAT
STAT offers a variety of internship opportunities throughout the year, most of which are approximately 12 weeks in length. STAT hosts AAAS Mass Media Fellows every summer as well as a Director’s Intern from Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
In addition, STAT also sponsors three news reporting interns every year.
These news internships are intended for people planning careers in science and health writing. Generally, STAT aims to host one intern during the spring (February-April), summer (June-August), and fall (September-November), but these timeframes may vary. Because our internships do not always have a fixed start or end date, we will keep this page updated with the current status of our internship openings.
The most successful candidates for an internship at STAT are those who have a foundation of reporting experience at their college publications and/or have freelanced or interned for other publications. We prefer — but do not require — that candidates have a degree in journalism, especially those with an emphasis in science writing. STAT will also consider journalists who have no background in science or health reporting but want to transition to such a beat. We especially value those who will bring a different set of experiences than what we may have otherwise seen at STAT, so we highly encourage members of groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in journalism, and specifically science journalism, to apply.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. And although STAT is headquartered in Boston, we have staff all over the U.S., and will do our best to accommodate those who cannot relocate to Boston. Interns will receive an hourly rate of $18 and work full-time.
- Interns at STAT are, in essence, general assignment reporters who handle daily news stories as well as longer trend pieces, profiles and other features. Interns should expect some assignments, including coverage of the latest news from scientific journals, and stories for STAT+, our premium service for subscribers. However, we also encourage the development of reporters’ own ideas.
- Interns will be assigned an editor, who will be their source for most things at STAT, including mentorship.
- Interns will also have a chance to participate in intern-only programming such as Lunch-and-Learns, which are topic-specific events aimed at helping interns tackle and learn about specific aspects of health and science journalism. Previous Lunch-and-Learn sessions have focused on navigating complex source relationships with major health tech companies as well as finding the not-so-obvious scientific angles for a feature story.
- Interns who are able to be in Boston for their internship, post-pandemic-life-willing, will have the opportunity to step out to local conferences and the myriad hospitals and academic institutions to report out stories or find new story ideas.
- Interns will also have an opportunity to participate in the many events we have at STAT, both social and professional.
Those who have interned at STAT have gone on to have successful freelancing assignments with major scientific publications and have been hired by some of these outlets (including STAT, although this is not a guarantee).
BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
Boston Globe Media Partners LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic.