Political reporter, master’s degree

University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

Date Posted May 26, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Intern


Soon-to-be college graduates/early career journalists: Earn valuable professional experience covering the high-stakes world of state government and politics and a University of Illinois master’s degree – all in just 10 months – through the renowned Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield. Guaranteed scholarships, monthly stipends and tuition waivers make PAR one of the most cost- and time-efficient ways to catapult your journalism career. A background in journalism or communications is helpful but not required. We’ve accepted students who’ve majored in political science, public policy, psychology, creative writing, theater and many other disciplines. You bring the passion and desire to hold government officials accountable and inform citizens; we’ll provide the advanced training and opportunities. The next cohort begins Aug. 25, 2023. For more, visit www.uis.edu/par or contact program director Jason Piscia at jason.piscia@uis.edu. EOE.

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