Statehouse Reporter Intern

University of Illinois, Springfield, Springfield, Illinois

Date Posted February 19, 2020
Industry Other
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Intern
Salary $585/mo + tuition waiver


Spring grads/young reporters: Looking for way to boost your reporting skills, get solid on-the-job experience and a University of Illinois master’s degree – all in less than a year? All of those opportunities await you in the U of I Springfield's MA program in Public Affairs Reporting. The PAR program is a unique blend of classroom study and real-life work experience featuring a six-month internship during which you'll earn academic credit working as a full-time reporter in the Illinois Statehouse pressroom for a newspaper, wire service, radio outlet or TV station. Along the way, you'll pick up scores of clips or hours of broadcast reel as impressive proof to your next prospective boss that you can cover a very demanding beat at the highest professional level. You'll also receive a $585/month stipend and a tuition waiver during the internship, making PAR one of the most cost- and time-efficient ways to boost your journalism career prospects. Scholarships also available. Applications for fall 2020 are due April 1. For more information, visit or contact program director Jason Piscia at (217) 206-7494 or EOE.

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