Boston University Summer Journalism Academy



Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy.

Please complete and submit the form below, along with a non-refundable $60 application fee.

After our office receives your fee, we will email you instructions for Part 2 of the application. (Please check your SPAM or junk folder.) At that point we will require the following materials:

  • Recommendation letter from a teacher who knows you, and able to speak on your writing skills, interest in journalism, your experience and how you would benefit from the program. Each recommendation letter should include your teacher’s full name, their title, school address, and email address. If you are an international student and English is not your first language, please have your teacher include in their recommendation letter your level of comprehending, writing and speaking the English language.
  • A personal statement explaining your interest in journalism and what you would like to gain from attending our program (400-500 word limit). On your personal statement letter include your full name, date of birth, and email address at the top of the letter.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadlines:

Deadline for Session 1a and 1b is June 11.
Deadline for Session 2a and 2b is June 25.
Deadline for Session 3a and 3b is July 9.

Questions? Email Ermolande Jean-Simon at or call (617) 353-5391.

    Boston University may also offer the Summer Advertising Academy as an on-campus experience, pending the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.