Murkowski Welcomes Summer Interns

First Session Summer Interns will Serve June 1-26, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, this week welcomed her first group of summer interns to her Washington, D.C., office.  These young Alaskans will observe both the operations of a fast-paced Senate office and the legislative process from an up close view.
For the first summer session, running June 1-26, 2009, Murkowski has welcomed Desmond Cole of Fairbanks; Caitlin Baalke, Soldotna; Noah Fields, Kodiak; Maggie Hepler, Eagle River; Hanna Kim, Anchorage; Emma Roemhildt, Cordova; Kevin Neimeyer, Anchorage; Kayla Reese, Valdez; Kimberly Stone, Ketchikan; and Joseph Warren, Bethel.
“These young Alaskans arrive in Washington with energy and enthusiasm as they witness the work of the Senate 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.”
Senator Murkowski also welcomed two Alaska college students to serve as this summer’s intern coordinators. The coordinators -- Melissa Falcone of Anchorage and Luke Miller of Juneau -- will supervise and counsel summer interns in partnership with members of Murkowski’s staff.
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, speaking with constituents and assisting staff with research projects. Each day, two interns “shadow” Senator Murkowski in her daily work around the Capitol in order to obtain a first-hand view of Senator Murkowski in action.