University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Senator Murkowski
Location: Washington, D.C.
Position: High School Summer Interns & Intern Coordinators
Requirements: See internship posting

Senator Murkowski is now accepting applications for her 2020 High School Intern Program.  High school students who are currently in their senior year may apply.  The Senator will select a total of 20 students (10 students for each 4-week session) from across Alaska to participate.   Senator Murkowski is looking for independent, inquisitive, and mature young Alaskans who intend to make the most of this unique experience.  An interest in political science is not required, nor is there a GPA threshold.


The first session will occur June 1 through June 26, 2020.  The second session will occur July 6 through July 31, 2020.


Those selected will have the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of a U.S. Senate office and how the legislative process works; work in a professional office; attend briefings and committee hearings; do research on legislative and public policy topics; shadow the Senator for a full day; assist with various clerical, administrative, and constituent tasks; and attend educational and cultural activities in Washington, D.C.  Interns will be provided housing at the Washington Intern Student Housing dorm on Capitol Hill and will be paid a small (taxable) stipend to help defray the cost of housing and transportation to and from Washington, D.C. 


Senator Murkowski is also seeking two Summer Intern Coordinators who will supervise the High School Interns in their daily activities.  They will be responsible for scheduling and attending tours, meetings, and social events; counseling the High School Interns; and mediating conflicts as needed.  The College Intern Coordinators are also paid a small stipend to help cover their housing and transportation.  High School Intern program alumni are especially encouraged to apply.  Summer Intern Coordinator applicants must be at least 21 years of age; responsible, mature, professional, and like to work with teenagers.  Prior experience working with youth and knowledge of the Washington, D.C. area is preferred but not required.


The deadline to apply for both opportunities is 11:59 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Monday, March 16, 2020.  The High School Intern Application can be found at  The Summer Intern Coordinator Application can be found at  Applications should be sent via e-mail to Senator Murkowski’s Intern Director, Angelina Estrada-Burney at or faxed to 202-224-5301.  While applications may be sent via USPS, FedEx or UPS, the Senate’s extensive mail screening procedures may delay receipt past the deadline.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Additional details are available at


If you have questions about either of these opportunities, please contact Angelina Estrada-Burney via the e-mail address above or by phone at 202-224-9302.

Contact: Angelina Estrada-Burney
Contact at: 202-224-9302 or
Closing Date: Open Until Filled