Northeastern University School of Journalism offers exciting programs designed to challenge both graduate and undergraduate students in its academic studies and in professional settings.
The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) is the hallmark of Northeastern’s commitment to experiential education. An internationally acclaimed program, co-op places students in jobs that provide experience, contacts and a boost to their job search after graduation. Students can graduate with as much as three co-op jobs under their belt.
Many journalism students complete their co-op locally, in the greater Boston area, but others choose to expand their horizons by taking co-op positions in New York City, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. In fact, journalism students have worked all over the United States as well as abroad in countries such as South Africa, England, France, India and Korea.
Journalism students can also elect to do an internship at a news or public relations organization and receive credit. Internships are usually one semester.
Some of our classes provide students with real-world experience. Our Investigative and Advanced Reporting classes allow graduates and undergraduates an opportunity to research and help produce investigative pieces for WCVB-TV News, under the direction of WCVB Investigative Reporter Mike Beaudet.
Students are also encouraged to pursue freelance opportunities.