February 02, 2005

Crapo Encourages Internships On May â??Capitol Watchâ?? Program

May broadcast to focus on Idaho interns and internship opportunities

Washington, DC â?? The focus of Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s monthly cable program will be the Senate internship program and the opportunities it provides for college-aged students. During the program, Crapo, who served as a congressional intern in the 1970s, will discuss his Senate officeâ??s internship program and his own internship experience. â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations on Tuesday, May 11th, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific.The program features interviews with past and present interns in Crapoâ??s office as well as an interview with Crapo on his recollections during his internship for then-2nd District Representation Orval Hansen in the early 1970s.â??Internships are an exciting way to learn about how Congress works,â?? Crapo said. â??This program gives a good overview of what experiences and opportunities interns can have while serving in Washington, DC. Interns are an integral part of my Senate office and Iâ??m glad that this program gives the public an opportunity to learn more about what they do.â??Applications for summer and fall internships are due on April 1st each year. Summer internships run from June 1st to August 30th, while fall internships run from September 1st to December 15th. Spring internship applications are due on November 1st each year; the internships run from January 15th through May 31st. Internship information and application materials are available on the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov or at Crapoâ??s local offices.â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following cable channels:Boise/Nampa/Caldwell11Coeur dâ??Alene19Idaho City37Idaho Falls/Blackfoot19Lewiston13Moscow11Pocatello22Twin Falls17 The program is sponsored by the Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association (ICTA) and local cable systems throughout Idaho. Local cable systems provide access and the channel numbers may vary from month to month. Due to equipment upgrades or scheduling conflicts, the program is not always available on every cable system in the state. # # #