Sen. Begich accepting applications for fall 2009 internships

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Slots available in Washington, Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is accepting applications for fall internships in his Washington, D.C. office and in the Alaska offices. There are seven spaces available, four in Washington, D.C., and one each in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks. The internships run from Sept. 14 - Dec. 18.

Interns work in a variety of areas supporting the Begich staff including researching Alaska issues, working with legislative staff on congressional issues, helping with constituent cases and inquiries and attending meetings and briefings.

Interns are college-age and the goal is to have the students work regular office hours from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., but accommodations can be made to work with class schedules. Sen. Begich's first class of interns wraps up in mid-August.

"The internship program is a valuable part of our office," Sen. Begich said. "Having young Alaskans working with us, learning more about the state and the needs of constituents is an educational opportunity for all involved. I'm looking forward to welcoming a new group this fall."

Interns are offered a small stipend for their service. Applications, writing samples and resumes are due by the close of business EDT on July 15. Those interested can go to to apply.

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