Murkowski Announces Second Session Summer Interns

Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the names of her second session summer interns who will work in her Washington, D.C. office in July. These recent high school members of the “Class of 2015” will get personal insight into the operations of a U.S. Senate office by shadowing Murkowski throughout the day, helping with day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks, and assisting staff with research projects.

“The first session of interns were energetic, engaged and informed, so this next group really has its work cut out for them if they want to fill their shoes,” Murkowski said. "My staff and I enjoy having interns in our office and greatly appreciate their contributions. It’s great to watch them as their worldviews widen.  So many professionals in public service today, including myself, can trace their careers back to their internships, and I hope their experience here is both challenging and rewarding.”

For the second session – running from July 6 to July 31 – Murkowski selected Kellie Chong of Fairbanks; Cassandra Adams and Gwendolyn Ranniger of Ketchikan; Malia Walters of Healy; Christian Escalante of Unalaska; Katlin Bowers, Taylor Sheldon, and Alexander Wong of Anchorage; Max Blust of Juneau; and Steven Murphy of Palmer.

Annie Dietderich and Tavish Logan, both of Anchorage, will continue as intern coordinators, supervising and counseling the summer interns in partnership with members of Murkowski's staff. Dietderich attends St. Lawrence University in New York and is majoring in Government and Communications. Logan attends Queens University in Ontario, Canada and is majoring in Political Science.