U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski this week is welcoming her first session of summer interns to observe and participate in the daily operations of the United States Senate and observe the legislative process firsthand. Of the 10-recent high school grads, Murkowski’s office has included Kenai Central High graduate Duncan Brewer.
Murkowski’s D.C. office is the only U.S. Senate office on Capitol Hill to bring on newly-graduated high school students for full-time help. The 10-young Alaskans from across the state will spend 4 weeks assisting in clerical and administrative tasks such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, and assisting staff with research projects. This is the 10th year of Senate interns for Lisa Murkowski during the summer months before most of them begin college.
The State’s Senior Senator said that these young Alaskans arrive in Washington, D.C. full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm to watch how the Senate operates after years of studying U.S. government in school.
Murkowski said that she and her staff really enjoy having interns in the office, and they greatly appreciate their contributions, noting that so many professionals in public service today, including Murkowski herself, can trace their careers back to their internships.