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Summer Journalism Institute

Have you ever wanted to see your name in print?
Do you wonder what it's like to be a newspaper reporter?
Would you like to learn more about the city you live in?

WriteBoston’s Teens in Print Summer Journalism Institute (SJI), based at Northeastern University, is a six-week program that offers young people the opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the field of journalism. In addition to receiving expert adult mentoring, teens learn important basic skills such as interviewing, fact checking, and writing news stories, commentaries, and feature articles. Many students who attend the Summer Journalism Institute become Teens in Print staff members and writers during the school year.


Registration for the 2016 Summer Journalism Institute is closed.

Who: Boston residents attending high school in the fall of 2016.
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 5, 2016 or have turned 19 on or before August 12, 2016). Students who do not meet these requirements may attend and receive community service hours. 

What: A six-week summer program that offers young people a fun way to improve writing, build journalism skills, and explore exciting places in Boston. Contribute articles to fall editions of Teens in Print, the only citywide newspaper written for and by teens.

Where: The program is based at Northeastern University. Field trip sites are all located in Boston.

When: July 5 to August 12. Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch.

Why: You can get published, give voice to teen concerns, and learn about the world of journalism. Field trips to venues like Fenway Park introduce you to some of Boston’s best landmarks. You’ll also learn the basic skills of journalism like interviewing, and writing news stories, commentaries, and features. You’ll get expert mentoring and be a staff writer for TiP. Free breakfast included.

AND, you can earn over $250 a week or receive community service hours. To be paid, you must register with SuccessLink at their website

For more information and to apply, visit

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

Questions? Email TiP Coordinator Ric Kahn for more information.
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