Emily McCarthy left Northeastern School of Journalism with a list of accomplishments a mile long! Now she can add another one. After graduating this May, McCarthy learned that she received one of two summer sports internships with The Boston Globe. The summer internship is a 12-week program that runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The interns work as full-time Globe employees.
“I’m so excited to start [the internship] and so grateful for this opportunity,” she said. McCarthy, a West Brookfield resident, co-oped for the Globe sports department in 2014, the second semester of her sophomore year. She continued to work at the Globe part time as a “night hawk” answering phones and covering high school sports. McCarthy said she has had two-and-a-half years of experience at the Globe prior to this internship.
The Globe wasn’t her only experience while a student at the School of Journalism, last summer McCarthy interned in the WEEI RedSox radio booth with Joe Castiglione. She said, “I researched stats and information that was used during broadcasts, coordinated post-game player interviews, and gathered post-game sound that was used on the air.”
At the School of Journalism, McCarthy covered the Head of the Charles Regatta with Prof. Chuck Fountain for her entire four years at Northeastern. In her sophomore year, she was the deputy sports editor at the Huntington News. Fountain said, “I met Emily in her first days on campus, and was impressed with how very focused she was on a career as a sportswriter. I soon got the chance to work with her, and saw her work ethic, her reporting and writing skills, and quickly realized she had the talent to match that ambition.”
Jonathan Kaufman, Director, School of Journalism said, “Emily is proof that our students can put their journalism education to practice through a combination of classroom experience, internships and co-op. We are looking forward to reading her bylines in the Globe this summer and beyond. She has a promising career in journalism.”
McCarthy said she was one of the leaders of Northeastern’s the N Zone, the Northeastern men’s basketball student section during her junior and senior years. She said, “It was one of my biggest commitments here at Northeastern and I’m pretty proud of being a part of it.”
The Boston Globe’s Summer Intern Program is open to currently enrolled undergraduates or those graduating in May or June, and journalism graduate students who have not had professional journalism experience.