UA to send eight students to Juneau for Legislative internship
For more than 30 years, the legislature has hosted University of Alaska students to intern during the legislative session and to partake in this rigorous public policy program. During his life, Senator Stevens maintained a legendary commitment to education, public service, and the professional development of the next generation of Alaskan leaders. The Ted Stevens Foundation is continuing that legacy, and in recognition of its financial commitment to the program, the university has renamed the internship the Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program.
This year’s cohort is a diverse group of students from two of our main universities:
- Celeste "CJ" Harrell, UAS - Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau
- Connor Owens, UAS - Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage
- Emma Ashlock, UAF - Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage
- Max Robicheaux, UAF - Sen. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks
- Riley Nye, UAS - Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer
- Trevor Bailly, UAF - Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage
- Trystin Luhr, UAS - Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage
- Weston Martin, UAF - Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage
Past interns have gone on to work in law, public service, and industry, and even to serve in the legislature. This is a great professional development opportunity, and worth recommending to all UA students regardless of their field of study or planned career track.