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Murkowski Welcomes Second Session of Summer Interns

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski welcomed her second group of summer interns to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Fresh out of high school, these interns are assisting the Senator’s office by helping with administrative and clerical tasks, and assisting staff with day-to-day projects, guiding U.S. Capitol tours, in addition to shadowing her throughout the day.

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“When I interned right after high school for Senator Ted Stevens, it was my first time east of the Seattle-Tacoma airport, and so I know firsthand traveling from Alaska to D.C at a young age can be daunting. But I found the experience to be invaluable, not to mention, formed extraordinary friendships that I share to this day with former fellow interns,” said Senator Murkowski. “I gained so much from my internship, and I hope that this batch of interns have similar experiences. I truly enjoy having these interns in my office every summer, as they bring such passion and joy to their work every day and are eager to learn the work of the Senate.”

Senator Murkowski’s summer intern program for recent high school graduates consists of two sessions, each lasting one month. The second session interns will be working in D.C. through August 4.

The second group of recent high school graduate summer interns includes:

  • Jesse Oney – Anchorage –Dimond High School
  • Hannah McCue – Anchorage – Service High School
  • Samantha Wanner – Chugiak – Chugiak High School
  • Kasey Casort – Fairbanks – West Valley High School
  • Kobe Rizk – Fairbanks – West Valley High School
  • Ronald Meehan – Kenai – Soldotna High School
  • Dawson Verley – North Pole – West Valley high School
  • Madi Ko – Palmer – Palmer High School
  • Evan Ipock – Sitka – Sitka High School
  • Brian Dusek – Soldotna – Soldotna High School


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