Internships

An Overview of the Program

Interns are placed in a legislator’s office (State Representative or Senator) and are required to work 35 hours per week for the ninety-day session plus the week before the session begins—a total of fourteen weeks.

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2012 Alaska Universities Legislative Internship class with Senate President Gary Stevens

The legislative session begins in mid-January and ends in mid-April.  Interns are required to be in Juneau the Wednesday before the start of the legislative session and to remain in Juneau until the session ends.

Work in the legislature is combined with an internship seminar that begins before the legislative session and lasts until mid April. Attendance at this seminar is required for all interns.

For complete information about the program, see the Legislative Internship Information Packet, linked in the sidebar.

Program Organization

The program, established in 1987, is administered by the University of Alaska.

UAS has primary responsibility for the academic administration of the program. All stipends and relocation allowances are paid through UAS, and all credit hours are granted by UAS.

The Statewide Program Coordinator is Glenn Wright, Assistant Professor of Government at UAS. He is the academic supervisor for the interns and he conducts the Internship Seminar.

All three campuses participating in the program have Program Coordinators to aid students on these campuses who are interested in the program.

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2012 Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program class of 2012 with House Speaker Mike Chenault

More information on how to apply for the Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program can be found here, or you can contact one of the campus coordinators at:

Statewide Coordinator

Glenn D. Wright,
Assistant Professor of Government and Statewide Program Coordinator
Department of Social Science
11120 Glacier Highway
University of Alaska Southeast
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 796-6115
glenn.wright@uas.alaska.edu

Program Administrative Assistant

Kim Stewart Greinier
Administrative Assistant
907-796-6163
kmstewartgreinier@uas.alaska.edu

Campus Coordinators

UAA
Patrick Cunningham
School of Social Work
106J Gordon Hartlieb Building
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-6902
pmcunningham@uaa.alaska.edu

UAF
Jonathan Rosenberg
Political Science
Sixth floor Gruening Bldg.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-7609 (Political Science Department)
(907) 474-6502 (direct line)
jrosenberg@alaska.edu

 

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/internprogram/index.html