Murkowski Announces Second Session Summer Interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the names of her second session summer interns who will work in the Senator’s Washington, D.C., office this month.  These young Alaskans will observe both the operations of a fast-paced Senate office and the legislative process from an up-close view.

The second summer session runs from July 11 – August 5, 2011.  Senator Murkowski has selected as interns Brandon Boyer from Chugiak; Jennifer Chaudhary from Ketchikan; Anne Hoefler and Victoria Spence from Anchorage; Hannah Graff from North Pole; Edward Lee from Wasilla, Madison Mitchell from Palmer, David Townsend from Healy; Joanna Wallace from Fairbanks, and Bridger Williams from Sitka.

“I can trace my time as an intern to Senator Stevens as a major factor in my political interest and dedication to public service,” said Senator Murkowski.  “These students will be getting an up close and personal look at the political process, and I am looking forward to getting to know them, introducing them to the Nation’s Capitol and, hopefully, instilling the same passion for dealing with the major issues facing Alaska.”

Murkowski’s summer interns are recent high school graduates who assist in the day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks within the office such as directing mail, interacting with visiting Alaskans and assisting staff with policy-related research projects. Each day, two interns “shadow” Sen. Murkowski in her daily work around the Capitol in order to obtain a first-hand view of the Senator at work.