Interns


THE CALIFORNIA PRESS FOUNDATION provides $1,500 grants to select students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the newspaper business in California. The students are required to pursue and secure the internship on their own. Internships, which can occur in spring or summer, must be full time and last at least six weeks.

Since 1995, Cal Press has funded grants for these college interns at these California newspapers:

2016
Diana Giraldo (CSU Fresno), Clovis Roundup
Razi Syed (CSU Fresno), The Fresno Bee
Elizabeth Toy (East Los Angeles College), Glendale News-Press/Burbank Leader

2015
Denny Cristales (Cerritos College, Norwalk), Signal Tribune, Signal Hill
Brian Nguyen (UC Davis), The Sacramento Bee
Jenna Mackey (San Diego State University), Daily Transcript, San Diego
Ashiah Scharaga (CSU Chico), The Sacramento Bee

2014
Katrina Cameron (CSU Chico), The Sacramento Bee
Angela Sasaki (CSU Fresno), Dinuba Sentinel
Quinn Western (CSU Chico), The Sacramento Bee

2013
Janelle Bitker (UC Davis), The Sacramento Bee
Loic Hostetter (UCLA), The Sacramento Bee
Kathryn Jenkins-Moses (Whittier College), Fresno Business Journal
Benjamin Mullin (CSU Chico), The Sacramento Bee
Brianna Vaccari (CSU Fresno), The Reedley Exponent

2012
Paresh Dave (USC), San Francisco Chronicle
Katie Helland (UC Davis), The Davis Enterprise
Kathryn Jenkins-Moses (Whittier College), The Hanford Sentinel
Daniel Langhorne (Chapman University), Orange County Register
Ezra Romero (CSU Fresno), The Fresno Bee

2011
Sean Greene (UCLA), The Orange County Register
Margaret Baum (College of San Mateo), S.F. Examiner
Haipha Simon (El Camino College, Torrance), Gardena Valley News
Theresa Townsend (UC Berkeley), Sacramento Valley Mirror, Willows
Samuel Cosby (CSU Fresno), Merced Sun-Star

2010
Tara Albert (CSU Fresno), The Fresno Bee
Robin Epley (CSU Chico), Chico Enterprise-Record
Kristine Guerra (CSU Sacramento) The Orange County Register
Hillary Haenes (CSU Bakersfield), The Bakersfield Californian
Michael North (CSU Chico), Merced Sun-Star
James Sinclair (Santa Barbara City College), Santa Barbara Independent
Mihiri Weerasinghe (El Camino College, Torrance), Gardena Valley News
Jeremy Zeller (UC Santa Barbara), Acorn Newspapers, Agoura Hills

2009
Jenna Barjam (Antelope Valley College, Palmdale), Antelope Valley Press
Kristin Berquist (CSU Fresno), Sierra Star, Oakhurst
Sarah Jo (UCLA), Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Ontario
Christine Karavas (College of San Mateo), The Examiner, San Francisco
Megan McCourt (CSU Chico), Chico Enterprise-Record
Justin Morrison (Contra Costa College, San Pablo), The Reporter, Vacaville
Vanessa Nevarez (Southwestern College, Chula Vista), La Prensa San Diego, Chula Vista
Larissa Puro (USC), The Tribune, San Luis Obispo

2008
Samantha Bravo (Citrus College, Glendora) Pasadena Star-News
Hannah Franklin (CSU, Fresno) The Fresno Bee
Rebecca Go (Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
Stacey Kennelly (CSU Chico) Chico Enterprise-Record
Melissa Riley (Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont) The San Diego Union-Tribune
Monica Unhold (CSU Chico) The San Diego Union-Tribune
Elizabeth Varin (CSU Chico) The Sacramento Bee
Alexandra Wilcox (Santa Barbara City College) Ventura County Star

2007
Ashley Gebb (CSU Chico) Appeal-Democrat, Marysville
Ian Hamilton (CSU Fullerton) The Orange County Register
Jeremy Herb (Santa Clara University) The Argus, Fremont
Nichlaus Hulsebus (El Camino College, Torrance) The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
Erica Jolley-Meers (CSU Sacramento) The Sacramento Bee
Farin MontaƱez (CSU Fresno) The Fresno Bee
Cindy Ryan (CSU Fresno) The Madera Tribune
Jennifer Scholtes (CSU Chico) The Oakland Tribune
Alexis Terrazas (College of San Mateo) The Examiner, San Francisco

2006
Lauren Brooks (CSU Chico) Record Searchlight, Redding
Chris Cadelago (Santa Barbara City College) The San Diego Union-Tribune
Julianna Crisalli (Bakersfield College) The Bakersfield Californian
Ian Hamilton (Bakersfield College) The Bakersfield Californian
Maria Miranda (CSU Fresno) Madera Tribune
Carolyn Quinn (Loyola Marymount University) Ventura County Star
Tanya Roscorla (CSU Chico) Auburn Journal

2005
Ronda Ayers (El Camino College, Torrance) Whittier Daily News
Lee Gordon (CSU Chico) Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, San Jose
Scott Jason (CSU Chico) Union Democrat, Sonora
Brea Jones (CSU Chico) Chico Enterprise-Record
Kevin Kalhoefer (UC Davis) The Davis Enterprise
Carolyn Quinn (Loyola Marymount University) Ventura County Star
Julia Weeks (San Jose State University) The Modesto Bee

2004
Katie Bird (CSU Chico) The Sacramento Bee
Bradley Greenberg (UCLA) Ventura County Star
Daniel Miller (UCLA) The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
Seth Nidever (Bakersfield College) The Bakersfield Californian
Anne Rapaport (Loyola Marymount University) Tracy Press
Zachary Stahl (CSU Monterey Bay) The Salinas Californian
Gitzel Vargas (CSU Chico) The Modesto Bee
Dawn Withers (San Francisco State University) Union Democrat, Sonora

2003
Kevin Awakuni (Pasadena City College) The Orange County Register
David Chircop (San Francisco State University) Merced Sun-Star
Melissa Daugherty (CSU Chico) Chico Enterprise-Record
Berry Evans (Chabot College) Tri-Valley Herald, Pleasanton
Melody Gutierrez (CSU Chico) The Sacramento Bee
Patricia Ho (Santa Clara University) ANG Newspapers
Jacqueline Meehleib (Chabot College) Contra Costa Newspapers, Walnut Creek
Shane Nelson (UCLA) Los Angeles Times
Tara Ramroop (UC Davis) San Mateo County Times
Chelsea Sime (CSU Chico) The Davis Enterprise

2002
Adam Ashton (San Francisco State University) Union-Democrat, Sonora
Niesha Gates (CSU Chico) The Sacramento Bee
Maridel Estep (Solano Community College) Daily Republic, Fairfield
Melissa Navas (Contra Costa College, San Pablo) West County Times, Richmond
Jason Goldman-Hall (CSU Chico) The Argus, Fremont
Jon Ortiz (CSU Sacramento) Los Angeles Times
Heidi Thomas (Modesto Junior College) The Modesto Bee
Consuelo Lopez (California Baptist University) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside

2001
Kris Resellmo (Chabot College, Hayward) Mountain View Voice
Magdlenaa Liszewska (CSU Fullerton) The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
Lisa Daniels (San Francisco State University) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
Jennifer Cooper (CSU Chico) Appeal-Democrat, Marysville
Karen Shirk (CSU Chico) The Sacramento Bee
Kate McLaughlin (El Camino College, Torrance) Daily Breeze, Torrance
Emily Vizzo (Ventura College) Ventura County Star
Gregory Kane (Sacramento City College) The Daily Democrat, Woodland

2000
Aaron Benavidez (Sacramento City College) Neighbors/The Sacramento Bee
Marc Carig (Contra Costa College, San Pablo) The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
Sara Kashing (CSU Chico) Appeal-Democrat, Marysville
Rebecca Deuel (CSU Chico) Record Searchlight, Redding
Sarah Torribio-Bond (Cal Poly-Pomona) Los Angeles Times/Valley Edition
Che Tabisola (Santa Barbara City College) Santa Barbara News-Press
Carolyn Becker (California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks) Ventura County Star/Camarillo Edition
Jill Reed (El Camino College, Torrance) Daily Breeze, Torrance
Scott Lorenzo (Sacramento City College) The Reporter, Vacaville

1999
Farrah M. McDaid (CSU Sacramento) The Davis Enterprise
Nicholas A. Roethlisberger (Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill) Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek
Jennifer L. Parsons (University of La Verne) The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
Maria K. Pethoud (Modesto Junior College) Union-Democrat, Sonora
Marion L. Saffery (El Camino College) Palos Verdes Peninsula News
Mari Matsumoto (San Jose City College) The Argus, Fremont
Joanna B. Corman (Stanford University) Lodi News-Sentinel

1998
Michael Hembree (Sacramento City College) The Reporter, Vacaville
Jennifer Kho (Humboldt State University) Pasadena Star-News
Jacqueline Finch (Pierce College, Los Angeles) Ventura County Star
Megan Long (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo) The Modesto Bee
Linda Prendez (CSU Long Beach) Press-Telegram, Long Beach
Suzy Sellon (Bakersfield College) Mammoth Times, Mammoth Lakes

1997
Chris Riley (Bakersfield College) The Bakersfield Californian
Heather Wood (American River College, Sacramento) Press-Telegram, Long Beach
Uyen Mai (Cal Poly-Pomona) The Orange County Register/Highlander Newspapers, Santa Ana
Nathan Orme (CSU Fullerton) The Orange County Register, Santa Ana
Sarah O'Rourke (Saddleback College, Mission Viejo) Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa
Dennis Johnson (El Camino College, Torrance) Daily Breeze, Torrance
Maiko Sakurai (El Camino College, Torrance) Press-Telegram, Long Beach

1996
Percy Ednalino (Bakersfield College) The Bakersfield Californian
Todd Bishop (CSU Chico) The Fresno Bee
Erlina Tulabut (CSU Fullerton) Daily News, Los Angeles
Julie Willsea (Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill) Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek
Kathryn Dunn (Citrus College, Glendora) Claremont Courier
Diane Daley-Smith (Laney College, Oakland) The Montclarion, Oakland

1995
Melanie Reyes (Contra Costa College, San Pablo) The Daily Republic, Fairfield
Patria Abelgas (Pasadena City College) San Gabriel Valley Tribune, West Covina
Daniel Jimenez (Santa Barbara City College) Santa Barbara News-Press
Emily Cauch (American River College, Sacramento) The Davis Enterprise
Brandon Frink (American River College, Sacramento) The Reporter, Vacaville