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Investigative Reporting Clinic at Boston University

Led each Spring by award-winning journalists from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Clinic at Boston University is an advanced seminar teaching select students the practice of depth reporting and writing.

BU COMStudents use a variety of reporting techniques from computer database searches to traditional “shoe leather” reporting — in pursuit of long-term projects ideally destined for publication in one of several professional new outlets. Story subjects range from public system failures to questionable criminal convictions, from narrative reconstructions to explanatory journalism. The class is only open to enrolled students at the university.

Investigative Internships

Intern reporters at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting gain hands-on experience working on investigative projects under the direction of staff journalists. Often, their research and reporting leads to stories for NECIR news partners such as the Boston Globe and WGBH public radio. Interns will gain experience in:

  • Public records research
  • Database analysis
  • Computer-assisted reporting (CAR)
  • Investigative reporting process
  • Working closely with a team of experienced reporters

This is a non-paid internship for which students can arrange course credit at their home college or university.

Application deadlines:
  • February 1 for summer internships
  • July 15 for fall internships
  • November 1 for spring internship

To apply for our internship, please click here.