The Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 15th. Applications are now submitted digitally. Please review the information below to apply!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Every year from January to May when the Alaska legislature is in session in Juneau, students from UAA may work as interns in the office of a State Senator or Representative in the State Capitol, while earning 12 credits towards their degree. Interns are required to work 30 hours per week for the seventeen-week session and attend a weekly academic seminar on Alaska and legislative politics. Usually, interns receive a stipend for their support.
The program is jointly supported by the Legislative Council of the Alaska State Legislature, the University of Alaska, and the Ted Stevens Foundation.
Primary responsibility for the academic administration of the program is placed with the University of Alaska Southeast. All stipends and travel expenses are paid through UAS and all credit hours are granted by UAS. Credit earned are readily transferred to UAA. Financial aid is easily transferable to UAS.
The Statewide Program Coordinator is Assistant Professor Glenn Wright at UAS. He acts as the academic supervisor for the interns while they are in Juneau and he conducts the weekly seminar.
The UAA campus coordinator is Associate Professor Forrest Nabors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO APPLY
Application requirements and guidelines are provided in more detail on the statewide program website.
The parts of the application:
- Cover letter
- Two to five page research proposal
- Five to fifteen page writing sample
- Two confidential letters of recommendation (must be emailed directly from recommending faculty to Professor Nabors)
The deadline is October 15th at 11:59PM. Be sure to meet the deadline as no late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Results of the selection process will be announced by November 15.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING BUT ARE NOT YET ELIGIBLE.
You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead! In preparing for the program be sure to take some political science courses, especially courses in American Government.
You should also develop your writing skills, obtain experience in conducting research and acquire a basic knowledge of work skills.
Your campus coordinator, Associate Professor Forrest Nabors, will be happy to give you further advice on how to develop your qualifications, so that you are eligible for consideration for the legislative internship.
Associate Professor Forrest Nabors
Department of Political Science