Internships

Internships

Internships in Senator Lisa Murkowski's Office:

Senator Murkowski offers a number of internship opportunities in both her Washington, D.C. office, as well as select state office locations. Internship programs are available for recent high school graduates, current college students, and recent college graduates.

Interns will assist Senator Murkowski's staff in legislative and constituent duties. Candidates must be able writers and possess excellent communications skills. Interns assist in the day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks within the office such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, running errands, and assisting staff with research projects. Interns gain insight into the workings of a Senate office and how the legislative process works. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy the many educational and cultural activities that are available in the Washington, D.C. area. Internships in regional offices with the state are also available on a case by case basis. 

Summer Intern Program for Recent High School Graduates – Washington, D.C

The 2019 Summer Internship Program will be open for applications in January, 2019. All Alaskan high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of twenty students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two seperate, month-long sessions (10 students per session). Housing and transportation will be coordinated by the Senator's office, but interns will be responsible for the cost. Interns will be paid a small stipend.

Summer Intern Coordinators

Two internship positions are available for current college students who would like to work in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office during the summer to help facilitate the High School Intern Program.

The college interns will work together with staff to supervise the recent high school graduates in their daily activities. Responsibilities include: scheduling and attending various tours, meetings, and social events; counseling interns; and mediating conflicts as needed. College intern coordinators are paid a small stipend, but are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Alumni of the High School Intern Program who meet the following qualifications are especially encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: May 28 through August 8, 2018

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be responsible, mature, professional, and likes to work with teenagers
  • Prior experience working with youth in some capacity preferred but not required
  • Prior knowledge of the Washington, D.C. area preferred but not required

Program Dates:

    • First Session: June 4 through June 29, 2018
    • 2nd Session: July 9 through August 3, 2018

 

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Senator Murkowski's 2017 - 1st Session interns 

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Senator Murkowski's 2017 - 2nd Session interns 

Spring and Fall College Intern Program – Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Washington, D.C.

Spring and Fall College Intern Program – Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Washington, D.C.

Spring Program Deadline: December 1

Fall Program Deadline: July 30

Full-time and part-time general and legal internship positions are available during the spring and fall semesters for students currently enrolled in a college program. **or recently graduated from college. College credit may be provided upon request. College Interns assist in the day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks within the office such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, and assisting staff with research projects. Legal interns take part in a more defined policy portfolio, which will include specific research and direct legislative assistance. Interns gain insight into the workings of a Senate office and how the legislative process works. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Alaska ties are a plus.

Internship Information and Application

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to Senator Murkowski’s Washington D.C. office. Faxed or e-mailed applications are preferred. Information should be faxed to 202-224-5301 Attn: Intern Coordinator.

The application deadline for 2018 internships has been closed. We look forward to intern applicants for summer 2019. 

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Internship Information and Application

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to Senator Murkowski’s Washington D.C. office. Faxed or e-mailed applications are preferred. Information should be faxed to 202-224-5301 attn: Intern Coordinator. The email of our intern coordinator is krystal_edens@murkowski.senate.gov