Murkowski Announces High School Interns for July Session

Ten Young Alaskans to Begin Working In Washington, D.C. Office On Monday

Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the names of her second session summer interns who will work in her Washington, D.C. office starting next week.  These recent Alaskan high school graduates will have the opportunity to observe the fast-paced Senate environment and legislative process from an up-close view.

The 2nd session will run from July 9th – August 3rd.  Senator Murkowski selected  Jenessa Albertson of Ketchikan; Courtney Lewis of Soldotna; Sierra Udland from Juneau; Carly Colligan of Wasilla; Tavish Logan, Katherine Tomera, Marissa Torgerson, Cale Clingenpeel and Douglas Watts of Anchorage; and Joseph Mueller from Healy.

"These talented young Alaskans arrive in Washington with energy and enthusiasm as they watch Senate votes and hearings unfold first hand," Murkowski said. "I enjoy having interns in my office, and my staff and I greatly appreciate their contributions. So many professionals in public service today, including myself, can trace their careers back to their internships."

Murkowski’s summer interns are recent high school graduates who assist in the office’s day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks such as directing mail, interacting with Alaska visitors and assisting staff with policy-related research projects. Additionally, two interns “shadow” Sen. Murkowski each day around the U.S. Capitol to gain a first-hand view of the Senator at work.

Mari Freitag of Ketchikan and Parker Haymans of Anchorage, both former high school interns, will supervise the interns in partnership with members of Murkowski's staff.