WriteBoston’s Teens in Print Summer Journalism Institute is a summer job opportunity for Boston teens. This six-week program offers young people the opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the field of journalism. In addition to receiving expert adult mentoring, teens learn how to interview, fact check, write news stories, meet other teens across the city, and attend weekly field trips.

Many students who attend the Summer Journalism Institute join the Teens in Print after school program during the school year.

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The Summer Journalism Institute is open to any teen who lives in Boston and will be attending high school in September. Each year, we welcome 35 to 40 teens.

To be eligible for a summer job, you must be legally permitted to work in the US, and must be between the ages of 15 and 19 years old (must turn 15 on or before July 9, 2018 or have turned 19 on or before August 17, 2018). Students who do not meet these requirements may attend and receive community service hours.

The Summer Journalism Institute is a six-week summer job that offers young people a fun way to improve their writing, build journalism skills, and explore exciting places in Boston. Students write articles for the September issue of Teens in Print, Boston’s only citywide newspaper written for and by teens. Read the newspaper at www.bostontip.com.

The Institute runs for six weeks, July 9 to August 17, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. Free breakfast included.

This year’s location is to be announced. In the past, the program has been based on the campus of Northeastern University.

You can get published, give voice to teen concerns, and learn about the world of journalism. Field trips—from cruising the Harbor Islands to laying down sick beats with the Record Company—will introduce you to some of Boston’s best people, places, and things.

You’ll also learn the basic skills of journalism like interviewing, fact checking, and writing news stories, commentaries, and features. You’ll get expert mentoring and be a staff writer for TiP.

Applications are open now until March 30. Visit youth.boston.gov to apply, or contact Program Director Carla Gualdron with questions.

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Teens in Print is proud to be part of the City of Boston’s summer jobs program. Eligible teens can earn over $250 a week. To apply to be paid, you must register with SuccessLink at their website youth.boston.gov.

To be eligible for a summer job, you must be legally permitted to work in the U.S., and must be between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. Students who do not meet these requirements may receive community service hours for their attendance at the Summer Journalism Institute.

Email TiP Program Director Carla Gualdron for more information.

Read the current issue of Teens in Print.

Check out our Facebook page to see photos from TiP and past Summer Journalism Institutes!