Community News

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2003

Internships available with Sen. Stevens

Applications now are available for summer internships in Sen. Ted Stevens' office in Washington, D.C. The program offers graduating high school seniors an opportunity to work in the senator's office during one of the two month-long sessions. The first session is June 1 to 29, and the second session is July 6 to Aug. 3.

College interns work full-time for the entire summer, with dates determined by the applicant's school schedule.

Interns assist the senator and his staff in the day-to-day operations of the office, including monitoring committee hearings, conducting research, answering phones, typing, filing, carrying messages to the Senate floor of committee offices and assisting with production of the weekly radio report.

Interns receive a small salary, but are responsible for their living expenses during their stay in Washington. High school interns must stay on the campus of George Washington University, and college interns may stay at GWU or make their own living arrangements.

Application forms for the high school program are available through area high school principals and counselors, and all applications also are online at or from any of Sen. Stevens' state offices.

Applications must be postmarked for faxed to the Washington, D.C. office by Friday.

Library announces April events

The Kenai Community Library will host a number of events this month:

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the Family History Center in Soldotna to discuss how to organize a family reunion. Also, Cheryl Hamann will conduct a workshop on how to use genealogy software at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library conference room.

A beginning Internet class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 14. It will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques. For more information or to register, call Julie at 283-4378.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the library conference room.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. April 29 at Buster's to discuss "The Silent Takeover," by Noreena Hertz. Anyone interested in reading and sharing what they have read is encouraged to join the group for coffee and conversation.

The library also announced that the theme of this year's Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference will be "Can Writers Make a Difference?" The conference will be held from June 22 to 26 at the Land's End Resort in Homer. More than 30 lectures, workshops, panel presentations and readings are planned. For more information, call (907) 235-7743.

Kenai celebrates National Boys and Girls Club Week

President Bush has declared this week National Boys and Girls Club Week, and Kenai will join more than 3,000 other clubs across the country in celebrating the event.

The week-long celebration will include an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai clubhouse. The public is invited to participate, observe the members photography exhibit, play a game, have a taco or tour the facility.

For more information, call 283-2682.

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