The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

September 30, 2008

Boston Globe's Summer Internship Program

Below is a letter we received via email.

Dear Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists,

I'm Paula Bouknight and I oversee The Boston Globe's summer internship program. I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about our program -- one of the top summer internship programs in the nation -- and encourage you to pass this information along to any of your student members.

The Globe started its program more than 50 years ago. Through the years, it has continued to be a challenging and rewarding program for those invited to participate. The 12-week program gives young journalists a chance to work for a major metropolitan paper, covering a variety of stories in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports sections, as well as shooting photos and video, designing section fronts and creating graphics for print and online, and copy editing. While we provide guidance, direction, and editing to the interns, as well as offer another layer of feedback with a writing coach dedicated to the interns, we expect them to work nearly at the level of a beginning reporter. This means our interns produce great work and finely polish their journalism skills every day.

In 2005, The Wall Street Journal published "America's A-List of Internships," and The Boston Globe was the only newspaper included on it. To make the final list, the Journal said "internship programs had to receive multiple recommendations from employers" and "stand out from competing programs."

So, if any student in your chapter is seeking a summer internship next year, please consider our program.

A fuller description of the program as well as an application can also be downloaded from our website:


Paula Bouknight
The Boston Globe
AME/Hiring & Development

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