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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 2017 Summer Journalism Institute opens February 25th, 2017. Applications can be found and submitted at Success Link through the city portal.


Timeline:
Submit applications through SuccessLink: February 25th – March 31st
Interviews take place: February 25th – April 13th on a rolling basis
Notification about acceptance: After April 14th
Get started: July 10th!

Who: Boston residents attending high school in the fall of 2017. 
To be eligible for a summer job, you must be legally permitted to work in the US, and be between the ages of 15 and 19 years old (must turn 15 on or before July 5, 2017 or have turned 19 on or before August 12, 2017). Students who do not meet these requirements may attend and receive community service hours. 

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

Where: Location TBA. Field trips occur once a week and take place across Boston.  

When: July 10 to August 18. Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Why: Get published in a real newspaper! SJI reporters give a voice to teen concerns and become immersed in the world of journalism. Weekly field trips to venues across the city introduce you to some of Boston’s best landmarks. You’ll also learn skills essential to multimedia journalism like interviewing, researching, writing and producing reports. You’ll receive expert mentoring and spend the summer as a real backpack journalist for the Teens in Print newspaper published in the fall. 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 youth.boston.gov.


For more information and to apply, visit BostonTiP.com.

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


Questions? Email TiP Director Carla Gualdron for more information.
Curious about the newspaper? Read the current issue of TiP online, or visit your local Boston library, community center, or high school to find the newspaper!