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Summer 2020 - The Boston Globe Summer Internship Program (Deadline Nov. 1)

Oct 29, 2019

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships


The Boston Globe summer internship program began more than 50 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience at a major news organization.

The largest group of interns works in the News Department as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters are hired for the Sports, Living/Arts, and Business departments. We also have intern positions in the Photography department, and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors.


  • All students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Graduating seniors (May or June 2020 graduation date)
  • Enrolled journalism graduate school students (with no professional journalism experience)

An aptitude for journalism is the most important qualification for applicants. However, a previous internship is recommended. Applicants must have a driver’s license and should be comfortable driving as our interns cover stories from all over New England.

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.

Applications must be submitted electronically for consideration.

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Paula Bouknight
Assistant Managing Editor/Hiring & Development