Senator Stevens with 2012 Interns

The University of Alaska Legislative Internship Program, now in its 29th year, enables qualified students from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), to obtain course credits while working in the Alaska Legislature.

Alaska legislative interns work full time in the Alaska State Legislature in Juneau, placed in the office of one State Senator or Representative. In addition, students participate in a demanding academic program that combines classroom time and rigorous, guided research. The program is worth a total of twelve credits, and provides students with a small stipend.

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Program Timeline

October 15: Complete application packets due, 11:59PM

Early November: Possible interviews with campus coordinators

Mid-November: Students notified regarding acceptance

November 30: Student acceptance deadline, 11:59 PM

December 15: Placement deadline—students must find a placement and notify the statewide coordinator by this date. Legislative offices must forward their acceptance of the placement as well.

January 1: Moving expense disbursement (approximate)

January 9: Interns due in Juneau (approximate)

January 10-11: Legislative orientation (approximate)

January 14: Beginning of legislative session (approximate)

January 15: First stipend disbursement (approximate)

January 29: First evaluation due

February 13: Second evaluation due

February 15: Second stipend disbursement (approximate)

March 4: Third evaluation due

March 15: Third stipend disbursement (approximate)

University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast