Spring College internships are CLOSED. Fall 2023 College internships will open up for consideration in May 2023. Please check back for updates.
FALL PROGRAM DEADLINE: July 29, 2023
SUMMER High School Internships for graduating high school seniors in 2023 will open for applications in mid-February. Please check back for program updates.
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
All Alaskan high school students in their senior year may apply for the opportunity to spend three to four weeks in Senator Murkowski's Washington, D.C. office. The Senator will select a total of twelve students from all areas of Alaska to participate in two separate, three to four week sessions (6 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.
- First Session: June 6 through June 24, 2022
- Second Session: July 11 through August 5, 2022
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 Recent High School Graduate 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 31 – August 5, 2022
- 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
Senator Murkowski's 2019 - 2nd Session interns
Spring and Fall College Intern Program - Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Capital and surrounding offices continue to be closed to the public. Internship programs are subject to change with COVID-19 restrictions and security concerns.
Spring Program Deadline: December 01, 2022
Fall Program Deadline: July 01, 2023
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
The deadline for the Recent High School Graduate Program for summer 2022 has passed. Please check back at a later date for future opportunities.
E-mailed or faxed applications are preferred. If you are faxxing your application, send the cover letter, completed application, and required letters of recommendation to 202-224-5301 ATTN: Intern Director. The email for our Intern Director is Angelina_Burney@murkowski.senate.gov. She can also be reached by calling 202-224-6665.