FAIRBANKS — Last week, a group of 10 recent high school graduates from Alaska settled into Washington D.C. to serve as interns for the state’s senior United States Senator, Lisa Murkowski.
Included in that group were two Fairbanks students, both 2016 graduates of West Valley High School, Robin O’Donoghue and Teresa Wrobel. Both O’Donoghue and Wrobel plan to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage in the autumn, but, for now, they’re spending the summer learning about the ins and outs of the political process in the nation’s capitol.
The interns will spend three weeks with Murkowski’s office in Washington D.C. While there, the students will get to shadow the senator, help with administrative tasks and assist full-time staff with research.
The other interns include Carl Lundgren, of Eagle River; Bernadette Franulovich, of Ketchikan; Kea Bekkedahl, of Wasilla; Emily Harland, of Anchorage; Coreanne Bean, of Willow; Desiree Cleary, of Homer; Xochitl Martinez, of Sitka; and Clara Baldwin, of Anchorage.