The Boston Globe returns to Emerson College to recruit students for their full-time Co-Op Program, starting in Spring 2019. For those who are unfamiliar with the program, it’s a position that allows current students to work full-time in one of the Globe’s departments as a full-fledged reporter.
As previous Globe Co-Op Andrew Grant ’18 shares in his article from last year, those who take on the co-op work “full-time and [are] expected to work as a full-time reporter, as well as taking care of minor tasks around the office.” This is a role that goes beyond fetching coffee or collecting lunch orders — it’s a real-world working experience that provides young journalists with an idea of what their future newsrooms will look like, whether it’s with the Globe or beyond.
There’s just one catch for those interested in applying: To pursue the co-op, you will have to coordinate the position with your current class schedule and upcoming semester. Students often take one of the following routes when working the co-op…
- Take a leave of absence from Emerson College for the Spring 2019 semester. This is not the most convenient route for some students but it is one of the simplest solutions. A leave of absence will extend your academic career for an additional semester but will allow you to work full-time. Please note that on-campus housing is not offered to those who take a leave of absence
- Some students remain a full-time student. Here’s how: Earn academic credit for the internship during the Spring 2019 semester (ie: semester will consist of 12 -16 credits, 8 of which will be for the 499 internship class, the remaining 4-8 would be through classes that fit around your co-op schedule). The co-op program is meant to be full-time and not all co-op placements work with class schedules/commitments. If you are considering this option please consult Academic Advising to ensure this plan aligns with your graduation plan.
- Remain a part-time student: Earn academic credit for the internship during the Spring 2019 semester (ie: semester will consist of 8 credits which will be through the 499 internship class). If you are considering this option please consult Academic Advising to ensure this plan aligns with your graduation plan, as well as Financial Aid as you would be switching from full-time to part-time status.
Be sure to check out Andrew Grant ’18’s article describing his experience with the co-op and apply for the Globe’s co-op today by heading to the link below: