Rebele Internship Program
A valued complement to the Department of Communication, Stanford University alumnus Rowland “Reb” Rebele and his wife Pat established the Rebele Journalism Internship Program in 1986. The Rebeles generously funded this program in support and encouragement of aspiring journalists and community newspapers with regional and national circulation. The Rebele Program enables newspaper publishers to benefit from the valuable contributions of dedicated interns and is equally beneficial for students who gain hands-on, journalistic work experience through quality print journalism internships.
In addition, the Rebele Program also funds the Rebele First Amendment Internship in conjunction with the California First Amendment Coalition, Rebele PhD Fellows, and occasionally special projects – especially those involving First Amendment issues.
A diverse and comprehensive list of associated news publications is viewable and applicants may contact the Rebele Internship Program Director to determine the eligibility of any specific US newspaper not presently listed. Stanford students at both graduate and undergraduate levels may actively pursue internship opportunities at weekly and daily periodicals across the continental United States and all are eligible to apply for Rebele stipends of up to $5,000. All applications must be submitted in full by April 1st (or closest work day). Funding is awarded on a first come first served basis.
Rebele Interns can receive funding for any quarter of the Stanford academic year including summer. While most autumn, winter, and spring interns are graduate students, undergraduates are also invited to make productive use of Rebele funds for quarterly part-time internships. During the summer, Rebele stipends are provided for part-time and full-time internships lasting 8-12 weeks. Occasionally, students take a one-quarter leave of absence to pursue more immersive internship opportunities. Interested students should speak with the Rebele Internship Program Director regarding eligibility before applying for a leave of absence.
Once the internship position is secured and confirmed in writing, a Rebele Internship Program Application Form must be completed and an email sent to the Rebele Internship Program Director to set up an appointment to finalize funding details. Forms are available from the information stand outside the Internship Office in the Department of Communication (Bldg. 120, Rm. 110). The Rebele Internship Program Director will then arrange for a contract email to be dispatched to the prospective employer and intern. The process is complete upon receipt of email approval from both parties.
Due to Stanford University policy, it is mandatory that the department is provided with updated information for each quarter no later than the last week of the quarter before an internship begins. If an internship is accepted that spans more than one quarter, approval must be sought for a Rebele stipend each additional quarter, as available funding is determined on a quarterly basis and no retroactive stipends are permitted.; It is the responsibility of students to gain approval before starting the internship. Contact the Rebele Internship Program Director for further details.
Rebele First Amendment Internship
In conjunction with The California First Amendment Coalition
Who we are and what we do
The California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC), is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech and open-government rights.
CFAC’s activities include educational and informational programs, initiation of “test case” litigation, and legislative oversight of bills affecting free speech.
CFAC’s members are newspapers and other news organizations, community activists, and ordinary individuals seeking help in asserting rights of citizenship.
CFAC operates a Legal Hotline service that provides legal information and assistance, completely FREE, to thousands of individuals frustrated by recalcitrant bureaucracies.
CFAC conducts conferences to educate the public on first amendment issues. The most recent conference featured Arianna Huffington, Dan Ellsberg, Judith Miller, National Security Agency general counsel Robert Deitz, Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior editor, Commentary Magazine, political columnist Dan Weintraub, and journalist/blogger Dan Gillmor–among other experts on First Amendment law, journalism and public policy.
The intern will work (predominantly via email) with CFAC’s executive director on discrete projects involving substantive research on factual and legal issues, including summarizing and organizing recent court decisions for publication on CFAC’s web site; researching and writing news items for the organization’s newsletter; identifying and researching cases for possible law suits; assisting in preparing for meetings of CFAC’s Board of Directors, as well as seminars–for journalists and community groups– about open-government rights.
This is an excellent learning opportunity for graduate students in Communication or undergraduates contemplating a career in journalism or law. CFAC is accepting one intern for the summer quarter. Interns will receive a total payment of $500 from CFAC and will be eligible to receive a Rebele stipend of up to $5,000, based on a full-time 12 week internship. The successful candidate will be expected to travel to San Rafael to meet with the Executive Director periodically during the internship.
For information or to apply for this internship, email Peter Scheer, Executive Director, CFAC. Emails should be sent in the first instance to Rebele Internship Coordinator and will be forwarded accordingly. The email subject heading should read Rebele FAI: Last name, First name. Emails should clearly list the applicant’s name, class year, degree and major (or undeclared if applicable).
Summer Application Deadline: May 1st (or closest work day)
Students interested in this internship should speak directly with the Rebele Internship Coordinator, Bldg 120, Room 110A
Partial List of Papers Eligible for Rebele Internships
Here is a list of some of the many newspapers/news organizations that have participated in the Rebele Internship Program at some point since summer 2007, though this is not a guarantee that they will do so again. The best way to find out is to contact the editor or the person in charge of the paper’s internship program. If you become aware of updated contact information, please email the Rebele Internship Program Director. Students are also welcome to introduce new papers to the Program. Contact the Rebele Internship Program Director to determine eligibility.
- All Things Digital – Drake Martinet, Associate Editor
- Bay Citizen, SF – Queena Kim, Community Editor
- Boulevards New Media/Metro, Silicon Valley – Eric Johnson, Editorial Director
- California First Amendment Coalition
- Davis Enterprise – Linda DuBois, Associate Editor
- Dow Jones Newswire – Andrew Morse, Bureau Chief
- East Bay Express – Nate Seltenrich, Arts Editor, Circulation Manager, and Writer
- EGP (Eastern Group Publications – Los Angeles) – Gloria Alvarez, Managing Editor
- Glendale News-Press – Joyce Rudolph, Features Editor
- Half Moon Bay Review – Clay Lambert, Managing Editor
- J News Weekly – Liz Harris, Assignment Editor
- LA Business Journal – Steve Silkin, Newsdesk Editor
- Lamorinda Sun, Walnut Creek – Sam Richards, Editor
- Los Altos Town Crier – Bruce Barton, Editor
- Los Angeles Daily Journal – David Houston, Editor
- Menlo Park Almanac – Renee Batti, News Editor
- Metro News, San Jose – Matt Crawford, Content Director
- Monterey County Weekly – Mark Anderson, Managing Editor
- Mountain View Voice - Andrea Gemmett, Editor
- Newport Beach Daily Pilot – Paul Anderson, City Editor
- North Bay Bohemian, Santa Rosa – Gabriel Meline, Editor
- Orange County Register, CA – Dennis Foley, Newsroom Intern Coordinator
- PA Weekly – Eric Van Susteren, Editorial Assistant
- Sacramento Bee – Ken Chavez, Senior Editor
- Sacramento Valley Mirror – Tim Crews, Editor and Publisher
- San Jose Business Journal – Moryt Milo, Editor
- San Jose Metro News – Matt Crawford, Content Director
- Santa Barbara Independent – Tyler Hayden, Associate News Editor
- Santa Cruz Weekly – Steve Palopoli, Editor
- Santa Monica Daily Press – Kevin Herrera, Editor in Chief
- SF Chronicle – Allen Matthews, Assistant Managing Editor
- SF Gate – Alana Nguyen, Executive Director
- SF Weekly – Tom Walsh, Editor
- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal – Moryt Milo, editor
- The Ferndale Enterprise – Caroline Titus, Editor in Chief
- The Jewish Journal, LA – Adam Wills, Senior Editor
- Wall Street Journal, SF – Pui-wing Tam, Staff Reporter
- Albuquerque Journal, NM – Ellen Marks, Deputy City Editor
- Arizona Republic – Randy Lovely, Vice President
- Beaverton Valley Times – Jessie Kirk, co-editor
- Business Courier, OH – Doug Bolton, Publisher
- Cape Cod Times, MA – Bill Higgins, Sports Editor
- Chautauquan Daily, NY – Matt Ewalt, Publications Editor
- Chicago Reader, IL – Asher Klein, Editorial Assistant
- Denver Post, CO – Scott Monserud, Sports Editor
- Denver Westword, CO – Patricia Calhoun, Editor
- Forecaster, Maine – Mo Mehlsak, Editor
- Kodiak Daily Mirror, Kodiak, Alaska – Betsy Lund, Managing Editor
- Miami Herald, FL – Rick Hirsch, Senior Editor/Multimedia
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI – Mike De Sisti, Multimedia Picture Editor
- New York Times – Felicity Barringer, Editor Bay Area Section
- New York Times – Jennifer Preston, Social Media Editor
- New York Times – Don R. Hecker, Manager, Staff Editor Training
- Patriot Ledger, MA – Ken Johnson, Editor
- Philadelphia Inquirer, PA – Rose Ciotta, Senior Editor for Digital/Print Projects
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA – David Shribman, Executive Director
- Policymic, NY – Jake Horowitz, Co-Founder
- Politico.com – Beth Frerking, Assistant Managing Editor
- Real Change News, Seattle – Adam Hyla, Editor
- Seattle Times, WA - Jim Simon, Assistant Managing Editor
- Street Sense, Washington DC – Eric Falquero, Managing Editor
- Taos News, NM – Joan Livingston, Editor
- Texas Tribune, Austin TX – Brandi Grissom, Reporter
- Wall Street Journal, NYC - Adam Najberg, Editor
- West Seattle Herald – Jack Mayne, Editor in Chief