Murkowski’s Second Group of Summer Interns Set to Arrive in D.C.

D.C. Alaskan Students Get Inside Look into Congress

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 graduates will get an up close and 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.

“I am excited for these young Alaskans to arrive in Washington, D.C. and experience the operations of a U.S. Senate office first-hand,” said Murkowski. “These bright and energetic students remind me of my experience as a high school intern for Senator Ted Stevens, and my staff and I look forward to working with them.”

For the second session  - running July 7-August 1 - Murkowski selected Rebecca Carney-Braveman and Sarah Pherson of Fairbanks; Annika Graham and Evyn Ysais of North Pole; Izabella Powers of Juneau; Diane Murph of Petersburg; Amber Vernon of Unalaska; Nathan Sidell of Palmer; Marcus Gamble of Eagle River; and Samuel Ortiz of Ketchikan.

Kendall Eilo of Anchorage and Benjamin Gilman of Kenai will continue as intern coordinators, supervising and counseling the summer interns in partnership with members of Murkowski's staff. Eilo is a senior at the University of Colorado pursing a degree in Communications. Gilman is a senior at the University of St. Thomas pursing a degree in Psychology.