WASHINGTON - Alaska college and law students participating in Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' intern program have arrived in Washington, D.C. The students were selected by Stevens to participate in the program, which provides first-hand experience working in the federal government through various legislative projects and assignments.
In its 34th year, Sen. Stevens' intern program is one of the most intensive in the Senate. Aspects include assisting staff members with legislation, archiving historical data, assisting the media division with news releases, Web site maintenance and research.
The length of individual internships varies with college-term schedules. The following are interns participating in this year's program:
Seneca Theno, daughter of Dr. Shelley and Steve Theno of Anchorage and Juneau, is a senior at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is majoring in political science with a minor in psychology, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in political science. Theno was the editor of the University of Alaska Southeast's student newspaper, the Whalesong, for the 2000-2001 academic year.
Theno is a 1998 graduate of Dimond High School in Anchorage, and plans to return to Alaska when she finishes school. Theno is one of the coordinators of Sen. Stevens' high school intern program.
Juneau resident Ian Grant is the son of Rick and Delores Anderson and Warren and Taryn Grant. A graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, he is attending the University of Idaho following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army.
Grant is majoring in international studies and Spanish, and was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Next year he plans to finish his undergraduate studies abroad in Quito, Ecuador. Grant is one of the coordinators for Stevens' high school intern program.