Statehouse reporting internship

University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, Illinois

Date Posted May 04, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Job Status Intern
Salary Not Specified


Spring grads/young reporters: Looking for a way to level up your news reporting skills, get solid on-the-job journalism experience inside the Illinois Capitol building and a University of Illinois master’s degree – all in just 10 months? Apply now for 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 professional 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 monthly 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 2021 accepted through July 1. For more information, visit or contact program director Jason Piscia at (217) 206-7494 or EOE.

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