Senate Page Program
Senate Page Program
The Senate Page Program provides an opportunity for high school juniors between 16-17 years old with at least a 3.0 GPA (For summer sessions, sophomores may also apply). Pages will play an active role in the day to day operations of the Senate. Their duties consist primarily of the delivery of correspondence and legislative materials within the Congressional Complex. Other duties include taking messages from members, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber of the Senate sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.
Living away from home and attending school with students from across the country allows pages to experience a fast-paced environment with plenty of new perspectives, issues, and ideas. Pages will have the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates of the United States Senate. Pages during the school year attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Senator Murkowski requests a page slot each session of the school year. The Senator accepts page applications throughout the year and considers all complete applications. (Requirements for consideration are below)
To apply please print and complete the application below and fax it or scan and email it to Senator Murkowski’s Washington, D.C. office by the deadlines posted below. Applicants must be Alaska residents.
Senate Page Program Application Dates for Spring 2020 Session are:
- January 27 through June 4
- Pages check into the dorm between 11:30am and 1:30pm on January 26
- Pages check out of the dorm no later than 4:00pm on June 5
- Applications are due by December 13
- (Only Juniors may apply and must meet the other requirements as noted on website)
Basic page requirements are the following:
- Must be at least 16, but not 18 years old
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
- MUST BE ALASKAN TO APPLY
Fax Number: 202-224-5301
There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters, the dates of which are below. Following classes at the Senate Page School, which extend until 9:45 a.m. or one hour prior to the commencement of the Senate, Pages report for duty to their respective cloakrooms and work until 4:00 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day.
Payment for Senate Pages is based on an annual salary of $25,605.00. Please note that the full amount Senate Pages will receive is a 3-4 week pay period for their session, based on an annual salary of $25,605.00.
Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence:
Pages are required to live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence during the school year. The cost of living in the residence hall is $780 per month and includes breakfast and dinner each day.
Webster Hall is located on Capitol Hill. Staff includes the Page Program Director, Administrative Specialist and five proctors. Four proctors reside full-time in Webster Hall. The living quarters include two floors, one of which is designated for young women, the other for young men. Each floor has a community day room for social activity.
Pages must share rooms. Each room is designed for four to six occupants and is furnished with twin size bunks or loft style beds, desks, chairs and bureaus. Roommates share closet space, a bathroom, and a telephone. Laundry and kitchen facilities are located on the basement level of Webster Hall.
United States Capitol Police maintain a 24-hour security desk and individuals must present identification to sign in. Capitol Police patrol the area by car and foot regularly throughout the day and night. Webster Hall is also monitored by a security alarm system and all emergency and safety measures required by the District of Columbia for community life structures are present and enforced.
Pages selected for the Summer Page Program may live with their parents or a relative in the area; alternate housing arrangements must be submitted in writing by a parent or legal guardian for approval by the Page Program Director.
Senate Page Rules and Regulations:
Senate Pages must adhere to some strict rules and regulations while they are working for the U.S. Senate Page Program. When Senate Pages are selected they will receive more information on these policies, but some of the rules and regulations are:
- Students are expected to be in their first period class at 6:15 a.m.
- No student can miss school and attend their work session in the Senate.
- Curfew hours are 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- Pages are not permitted to have personal cell phones, but each page room is equipped with a telephone line.
- Pages must provide their own matte black, closed-toe, laced, flat heeled shoes and plain, black, cotton socks.
Requirements for Selection:
- Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator.
- Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a valid social security number.
- Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years of age on or before the date of appointment.
- Summer page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year.
- Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school.
- A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization.
- Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
To apply please fill out and fax the application below to 202-224-5301 attn: Senate Page Program.