Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2004

Sen. Murkowski offers internships to students

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is encouraging Alaskan high school seniors interested in working in the nation's capital and learning about the operations of Congress to apply for her summer internship program.

Murkowski is looking for 20 mature and independent graduating seniors who will take the initiative to make the most of their time in Washington, D.C.

Under the program, interns perform a variety of administrative and legislative duties in the senator's Washington office. Interns also "shadow" the senator during her daily schedule and participate in tours and social events.

Graduates can attend either of two sessions: May 29-June 26 or July 3-July 31 (special arrangements can be made for seniors who will be graduating on or around May 29). Interns will be housed in the dorms of George Washington University in northwest District of Columbia, a short subway ride from the office.

Students can get applications from their high school guidance counselor or principal. They also can contact any of the senator's offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kenai, Wasilla or Washington, D.C. Applications are also available at

The application deadline is April 1, so students are encouraged to apply quickly. Due to increased security screening of Senate mail, general mail delivery has slowed significantly. Applicants are encouraged to fax a copy of their application in addition to mailing it. The fax number is (202) 224-5301. Address applications to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, attention: Intern coordinators, 322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-0203.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by May 1. For questions about the internship program, applicants may call intern coordinators Bekki Johannes or Ivette Fernandez at (202) 224-6665.

Coast Guard Women's scholarship available

Applications for the Coast Guard Women's Association of Juneau Scholarship are available online at and at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Eligible scholarship recipients include dependent spouses and children of active duty, retired, reserve or deceased military personnel residing in Juneau. All applications must be returned via United States Postal Service and postmarked by March 31. To ensure fairness in meeting the application deadline, no hand deliveries or e-mail will be accepted.

For more information, call Diane Boyd at 790-2790.

Feb. 21 set for Tenakee Springs Fireman's Ball

The 19th Annual Tenakee Springs Fireman's Ball will be held Feb. 21 at the Tenakee Springs Community Center.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6-12, and free for children under 5.

There will be a spaghetti dinner, refreshments, live music, fun, friends, door prizes and a raffle.

Juneau ferry travel information: Depart Juneau at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, and arrive at 5 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, in Tenakee. Depart Tenakee at 1:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, and arrive at 9 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, in Juneau.

This annual fund-raiser is brought to you by the Tenakee Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

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