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Co-op Program

Coop Program

The Boston Globe offers four programs for college students interested in working in the newspaper industry. The Co-op Program implemented in 1937 offers undergraduate students an entry-level opportunity to become familiar with the operations of a daily newspaper.

new image of co-opsMission statement:
The Boston Globe/ Co-op program provides students with an opportunity to attain real-life work experience as related to their field of study. Our Co-ops are put into real jobs and have profound job responsibility. In addition, Co-ops at The Boston Globe and work directly with Manager, Director and VP level leadership of the organization. This access to cross functional experts for both business and career advice is invaluable to building a network. It is our mission that students leave their Boston Globe/ Co-op with applicable experience, reliable best practices, and a stronger professional network.

Full time undergraduate students with a minimum of one-semester of
school remaining at the time of the co-op assignment.
Ability to work full-time 37.5 hours per week
Minimum GPA 3.0

$450.00 per week or $12/hr
All students become members of the Boston Newspaper Guild (union)

Web Developers are paid $18/hr
These students do not become members of the Boston Newspaper Guild (union)

July - December (application date March 1)
January - June (application date October 15)

Co-op Testimonial:
Gail Waterhouse, Business Editorial, College: "This was my 2nd co-op at the Globe and I think I've learned even more this time than the first. I got so much great hands-on experience working directly with editors and improving my writing and reporting skills. A great experience working in the newsroom environment." Read more testimonials

Co-op Testimonials

2012 Co-op Cycle July-Dec

Laura Finaldi, Globe West, Northeastern "Throughout my time in Globe West, I felt as though I was truly a member of the team, both supporting the reporters, correspondents, and editors and contributing my own ideas and stories. I strengthened the skills I learned in class by applying them to a successful news organization and will leave with both clips and experience I am proud of.

Morgan Richie, Direct Marketing, Northeastern "In this position, I was able to get exposure to many different facets of marketing as they relate to increasing Globe subscriptions. The relationships I formed here are so strong that I know they will carry into my post-graduate life. I assumed a lot of responsibility and was able to see my efforts directly impact business operations. Overall, I am vert pleased with my Boston Globe co-op experience."

Emily Files, Globe South Emerson "My experience at Globe South has been great. I've got to do a lot of reporting and writing on everything from profiles to human interest stories to hard news. It's been the best journalism experience I've had so far."

Anet Czyzewski, Events Marketing, Northeastern "The past 6 months have been the craziest, most exciting and rewarding experiences. I have interacted with a great amount of clients and have gained impressive communication skills. By far this co-op experience has been more than I have ever imagine and I am so greatful!"

Jessica Teich, Living Arts, Northeasterm "Between field reporting, interviewing sources from professionals to students to celebrities, working with editors and learning the ins and outs of the industry, this experience has provide me with invaluable knowledge and skills for this field. I feel more prepared than ever to enter the world of journalism; I can't imagine doing so without knowing what I learned at the Globe"

Emily Procknal, Community Affairs and PR, Northeastern "My co-op experience at the Globe was the best of my three co-ops at Northeastern! I got to work with numerous supervisors, plan various events, and coordinate several projects. I always felt like more of a member of the team rather than an intern."

2012 Co-op Cycle Jan-June

Ryan MacInnis, Sports Intern, University of Massachusetts/Lowell: "In the last six months, I have learned a tremendous amount of interviewing, transcribing and being able to tailor storied that a community cares about. The camaraderie of the company and the writers in my department has shaped my writing and my approach to story ideas."

Elizabeth Kober, Community Affairs/Public Relations, Northeastern University: "My overall experience was fantastic and I was given a huge amount of responsibility. I was able to learn far more than I ever dreamed possible in my first co-op experience. I would certainly recommend this position to anyone who is a driven, self-starting individual!"

Jaclyn Janigian, Direct Marketing, Northeastern University: "This program really allowed me to directly work in the marketing field. I learned so much more than the textbook can tell. I worked with outside vendors as well as Globe employees. My communication and knowledge increased and the experience I had here will prepare me for my future."

Maureen Quinlan, Globe South, Northeastern University: "I learned invaluable skills through my experiences reporting, dealing with readers, creating Your Town photo galleries and absorbing everything I could from the great minds at the Boston Globe."

Matt Callahan, Editorial Design, Indiana University: "I've had a tremendous amount of opportunities as a designer and as an illustrator for many different parts of the paper. My bosses have treated me as a truly important part of the team. I've made both good friends and great colleagues and look forward to staying in touch with both."

Current Opportunities


  • Full time undergraduates with at least one semester remaining at end of the coop
  • Ability to work 37.5 hours per week
  • Minimum GPA 3.0


  • January — June rotation: Deadline October, 15
  • July — December rotation: Deadline March 1

Other details

  • Paid positions
  • All students become members of the Boston Newspaper Guild (union)

Editorial Departments:

  • Business Pages
  • Globe Local
  • Living/Arts
  • Magazine/Travel/Address sections
  • News Desk
  • Sports
  • Copy Desk (News department)
  • Editorial Design
  • Photography

How to apply
Submit resume and coop application form via e-mail to Paula Bouknight: [email protected]


Paula Bouknight
Assistant Managing Editor
E-mail: [email protected]
To download application form,
click here.

How to apply

How to apply
Contact your college career services office for more information
or contact Globe representatives below.

Editorial Business

Paula Bouknight
Assistant Managing Editor
E-mail: [email protected]
To download application form,
click here.

Allyson Parente
Human Resources Generalist
The Boston Globe
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-05819
Fax: 617-929-3433
E-mail: [email protected]