Washington, D.C. – Four Idaho students and one from Australia are learning firsthand about Congress and the federal government while serving as interns for the spring semester in the Washington, DC, office of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.
Ashley Benson recently graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. A former resident of Rexburg, she plans to investigate law schools in the Washington, DC area while serving her internship. Benson graduated from Madison High School in 2006.
Holly Haynes hails from Rupert, Idaho, and is a junior attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, studying Political Science. She is a 2007 graduate of Minico High School.
Alex Pipkin is from Nampa and a senior at Boise State University. He is studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and may finish his education in law at the University of Idaho.
Blake Surerus is a native of Carey and has attended both Boise State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho. His internship in Crapo’s Washington office completes his undergraduate work in Political Science before he moves on to law school. He graduated from Carey High School in 2004.
Ben Watson is from Perth, Australia, and interning in Crapo’s office as part of an international internship program on Capitol Hill. Watson studies law and Political Science at the University of Western Australia, nearly halfway around the world from Washington, DC.
Information about internships in Crapo’s Washington, DC and state offices is available on Crapo’s official website, http://crapo.senate.gov. Staff members from Crapo’s office also visit Idaho colleges and universities to discuss internship opportunities with Idaho students.
Crapo is currently accepting applications for both the summer and fall 2010 semesters. Applications can be downloaded from Crapo’s website, http://crapo.senate.gov/resources/interns.cfm. Interested applicants must submit their applications no later than April 1st.