Twenty about-to-graduate Alaska high school students will be interning for US Senator Lisa Murkowski this summer. Two of the students, Austin Ramsay and Samuel Ortiz, are from Ketchikan.
The interns will work for Murkowski in her Washington, D.C., office. Ramsay will be there for the first session of interns, from early June to late July; and Ortiz for the second session, from July to August.
Murkowski’s office says interns rotate responsibilities. Eight at a time work on tasks around the office. The other two get to travel with Murkowski to votes, Senate hearings, closed door meetings, and other places around the Capitol.
The interns are given a modest stipend for housing and expenses.
The two Ketchikan students are graduating from Ketchikan High School this semester.
The other interns and two intern coordinators are from all over Alaska, including Anchorage, North Pole, and Kenai.