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Rowland and Pat Rebele Journalism Internship Program

The Rebele Internship Program has given hundreds of Stanford students a unique opportunity to gain journalistic work experience by providing stipends for internships with qualifying news organizations.

The Program’s Story

Stanford University alumnus and former Stanford Daily editor 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 has given hundreds of Stanford students opportunities to learn about communities they covered, about journalism as an institution, and about themselves as people.  Many Rebele internship alums have gone on to important roles in journalism.

Eligibility and Application

Applicants must be Stanford University students enrolled in the current or previous quarter. Undergraduate internships must be full-time. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (there is no deadline), though funds are limited and are awarded to eligible students in part depending on when the application is received (earlier is better) and in part on whether they have received Rebele support in the past. The maximum number of Rebele internships a student can receive over their time at Stanford is five. If a student will receive a stipend from another source at Stanford within the same time period as their Rebele internship, that funding will be subtracted from the amount the student could be eligible to receive as a Rebele intern. Rebele interns must inform the Rebele program director about other Stanford-funded stipends they are scheduled to receive during the Rebele internship. Students should note that Rebele interns cannot receive academic credit for a Rebele internship.

Current Stanford Daily staff (except seniors) may consider applying for a Harry Press Stanford Daily Award for summer internship funding instead of Rebele internship funding.

The Rebele program currently does not support remote internships without written approval from the program director.

Eligible internship organizations include newspapers and newspaper-adjacent news organizations. Links to some eligible news outlets that have hosted Rebele interns in the past are provided below. Magazine, broadcasting, or public relations internships cannot be funded through the Rebele Internship Program. If in doubt about the eligibility of a news organization for Rebele funding, please contact the Rebele Internship Program Director.

Students should contact the editor or the person in charge of the eligible news outlet’s internship program and provide any internship application materials directly to them. Once the internship is secured and the terms are set, students apply for Rebele funding by completing the Rebele Internship Application form (a login to Google with your Stanford email is required):

Rebele Internship Application Form

A contract email will be sent to the applicant and the internship supervisor with the terms of the Rebele internship asking for email approval from both parties. The application process will be complete once both the intern and the supervisor have responded to the contract email confirming that they agree to its conditions. Internships can span more than one quarter, but students need to apply for Rebele funding for each individual quarter.

Stipend Scale

SUMMER QUARTER AND QUARTER AFTER GRADUATION: Must be full time for 8, 10, or 12 weeks. $20 per hour.

ACADEMIC QUARTERS: Only MA JOURNALISM students may apply for part-time internships. $20 per hour:

                        20 hours/wk   15 hours/wk   10 hours/wk
12 weeks            $4800              $3600              $2400
10 weeks            $4000              $3000              $2000
  8 weeks            $3200              $2400              $1600

Deliverables

Near the end of the internship, students are asked to email the Rebele Internship Program Director 3-5 work samples and a letter to the Rebele Family thanking them and describing their internship experience. All letters and samples are shared with the Rebele Family.

Stipends at Stanford University are issued as a means of support to defray expenses while students pursue extracurricular activities to enhance their education. Stipends are not given as payment in return for hours worked. It is recommended that students set up direct deposit through Axess to have their stipend checks automatically deposited to their bank account. Questions? Just email the Rebele Internship Program Director.

California News Organizations

Bay City News, Bay AreaThe Californian, SalinasThe Coast News, EncinitasThe Desert Sun, Palm SpringsEast Palo Alto Media CenterGilroy DispatchGood Times, Santa CruzHalf Moon Bay Review/Pacifica TribuneHollister Free LanceJ. The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaKing City RustlerLookout Santa CruzLos Angeles Daily JournalMetro Silicon Valley, San JoseMission Local, San FranciscoMonterey County WeeklyMoonshine Ink, Tahoe/TruckeeMorgan Hill TimesMountain View VoiceNorth Bay Bohemian, Santa RosaOrange County RegisterPacific Sun, Marin CountyPalo Alto WeeklyPleasanton WeeklyPoint Reyes LightRedding Record SearchlightRedwood City Pulse Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, EmeryvilleSacramento BeeSacramento ObserverSan Jose Mercury NewsSanta Barbara IndependentSan Mateo Daily JournalSanta Monica Daily PressSan Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco ExaminerSF GateSF WeeklySoledad BeeVentura County StarVisalia Times-DeltaWatsonville Pajaronian

Out-of-State News Organizations

Austin American-Statesman Bucks County Courier Times, PAChautauquan Daily, NYColorado News CollaborativeThe Daily Herald (Everett, WA) The Dallas Morning News, TXDeseret News, UTDetroit Free Press, MIIndian Country Today, AZIPS UN Bureau, NYJackson Hole News & Guide, WYMcClatchyMiami Herald, FLMinneapolis Star TribuneNew Mexico in Depth, NMThe Olympian, WAReno Gazette-Journal, NVSeattle Times, WAThe (St. George) Spectrum, UTStreet Sense Media, DCTampa Bay Times, FLTimes Media Group, AZVoice Media Group, AZ,TX,FL

Rebele First Amendment Internship

The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.

The Mission of the First Amendment Coalition is to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization serving the public, public servants, and the media in all its forms. Its constituency reflects an increasingly diverse society. The Coalition is committed to the principle that government is accountable to the people, and strives through education, public advocacy, litigation, and other efforts to prevent unnecessary government secrecy and to resist censorship of all kinds. (Board of Directors, August 18, 2008)

The Internship

Interns will work with FAC staff on a range of projects by researching and drafting letters to public officials, position papers and public comments about policies or laws that affect newsgathering, access to public information or First Amendment issues. Interns also have a chance to build investigative reporting skills by conducting research and using open-government laws to obtain information. The focus will be on researching California and federal legislation, local ordinances or policies, and court rules that affect freedom of press, speech or assembly, or access to government records and meetings. Additionally, there is an opportunity to develop essential journalism skills by tracking critical developments in the news, seeking access to public records, conducting interviews and writing about topics of interest to journalists and others. The right candidate will be interested in journalism, law or advancing the rights of journalists and the public to access public information. Applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate students interested in journalism or public policy surrounding issues that affect newsgathering and access to public information. Read more.

To apply, send a resume or CV and a brief note of interest to First Amendment Coalition Executive Director David Snyder, FAC@firstamendmentcoalition.org.

 

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