Rebele Journalism Internship Program

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Rowland and Pat Rebele Journalism Internship Program

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


    The Program’s Story

    A valued complement to the Department of Communication, Stanford University alumnus and former Stanford Daily editor Rowland “Reb” Rebele and his wife Pat established the Rebele Digital and Print 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 Stanford students to gain hands-on, journalistic work experience through quality journalism internships and is equally beneficial for news organizations who benefit from the valuable contributions of dedicated interns.

    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.

    Eligibility and Application

    To be eligible for funding through the Rebele Internship funding, applicants have to be active students at Stanford University during the current or previous quarter and pursue an internship of sufficient length – paid or unpaid – with a qualifying U.S. news organization. Please contact the Rebele Internship Program Director to inquire about the eligibility of any U.S. news organization not presently listed. Magazine and broadcasting internships cannot be funded through the Rebele Internship Program.

    Students should note that Rebele Interns cannot receive academic credit for a Rebele internship.

    Funds are limited and funding is awarded to eligible students on a first come first served basis. If an internship is already funded by another resource at Stanford, the Rebele Internship Program will not provide additional support.

    Detailed information about news organizations that have hired Rebele interns in the past are provided below. Please email the Rebele Internship Program Director to inquire about the eligibility of any U.S. news organization not presently listed.

    To inquire about internship opportunities, students should contact the editor or the person in charge of the paper’s internship program and provide the required application materials if applicable. Once the internship is secured and the terms are set, please apply for Rebele funding by completing the Rebele Internship Application form (a login to Google with your Stanford email is required):

    A contract email will be dispatched to the applicant and the internship supervisor listing 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.

    For internships spanning beyond one quarter, student have to apply for a Rebele stipend for each individual quarter. For internships spanning beyond one quarter, student have to apply for a Rebele stipend for each individual quarter.

    Stipend Scale


    12 WEEKS

    10 WEEKS

    8 WEEKS


    Full Time
    (30-40 hours/week)




    Part Time
    (20-29 hours/week)









    12 weeks




    California News Organizations

    Center for Investigative Reporting

    East Bay Express, Oakland

    East Palo Alto Today

    Eastern Group Publications, Los Angeles

    The Ferndale Enterprise

    Half Moon Bay Review

    J News Weekly, San Francisco

    Los Altos Town Crier

    Los Angeles Daily Journal

    Menlo Park Almanac

    Metro News, San Jose

    Mission Local, San Francisco

    Monterey County Weekly

    Moonshine Ink, Tahoe/Truckee

    Mountain View Voice

    North Bay Bohemian, Santa Rosa

    Orange County Register

    Palo Alto Weekly

    Pleasanton Weekly

    The Post Newspaper Group, Oakland

    Sacramento Bee

    Sacramento Valley Mirror

    San Jose Business Journal

    San Jose Mercury News

    Santa Barbara Independent

    San Mateo Daily Journal

    Santa Monica Daily Press

    San Francisco Chronicle

    SF Gate

    Out-of-State News Organizations

    Cape Cod Times, MA

    Chautauquan Daily, NY

    The Daily, Washington, D.C.

    The Dallas Morning News, TX

    Detroit Free Press, MI

    Forecaster, ME

    Jackson Hole News & Guide, WY

    Miami Herald, FL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI

    Missoulian, MT

    The Olympian, Washington

    Omaha World-Herald, NE

    Patriot Ledger, MA

    Philadelphia Inquirer, PA

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA

    Politico, VA

    Seattle Times, WA

    Street Sense, DC

    Voice Media Group, AZ,TX,FL

    VTDigger, VT


    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.

    Towards the end of the internship, students are asked to send in 3-5 work samples along with a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Rebele thanking them and describing their internship experience. Stipends are processed upon receipt of these materials. All letters and samples are collated in a binder and forwarded to Mr. and Mrs. Rebele.

    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, or stop by the Communication office on the first floor of bldg. 120 to talk to her.

    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

    The intern will work (predominantly via email) with FAC’s executive director on discrete projects involving substantive research on factual and legal issues, including summarizing and organizing recent court decisions for publication on FAC’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 FAC’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. FAC is accepting one intern for the summer quarter. Interns 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 David Snyder, Executive Director, FAC. Emails should be sent in the first instance to Rebele Internship Director 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 Director , Bldg 120, Room 110A

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