March 08, 2005

CRAPO SEEKS STUDENT INTERNS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Capitol Watchâ?? program next week to focus on intern program

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is seeking applications from Idaho students who would like to intern in his Washington, DC office this summer and next fall. The application deadline for internships for the summer and fall months is April 1st. â??Interning in a Washington-based Congressional office is a tremendous opportunity to watch the legislative process firsthand and experience life in the nationâ??s capital,â?? Crapo said. â??Every year, my office and the Idaho delegation host dozens of students from Idaho. It is without a doubt one of the most rewarding experiences for them as well as their families and friends who learn of their activities in Washington.â?? Interns assist with a variety of office operations including front office duties, greeting constituents, conducting Capitol Hill tours as well as performing research for legislative staff and participating and attending congressional hearings and other meetings. Many of them have gone on to pursue careers in government service, including several who have found employment as a permanent member of Crapoâ??s staff. Summer internships run from June 1st to August 30th, while fall internships run from September 1st to December 15th. Applications are available on the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov or at Crapoâ??s local offices. Students should complete the application, submit an essay explaining their desire to work as an intern, provide three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a current copy of their college transcript. The transcript does not have to be official. Due to delays in mail service to Capitol Hill, applicants are asked to fax completed applications to Crapoâ??s office at (202) 228-1375. Internships are paid. Potential applicants with additional questions can also contact Crapoâ??s Intern Coordinator Ryan Ringel at (202) 224-6142. With the deadline for internship applications less than a month away, Crapo has made a change in the previously announced â??Capitol Watchâ?? cable program. The program, which airs next Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Mountain/ 6 p.m. Pacific, will focus on the internship process and Crapoâ??s own experiences as an intern for former Idaho 2nd District Representative Orval Hansen. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following cable channels: Boise/Nampa/Caldwell 11 Lewiston 13 Coeur dâ??Alene 19 Moscow 11 Idaho City 37 Pocatello 22 Idaho Falls/Blackfoot 19 Twin Falls 60 # # #