February 04, 2005

Crapo Hires Idaho Students As Interns

Students from Boise and Twin Falls work in D.C. office

Washington, DC â?? This week Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomed three new interns to his Washington, DC office for the fall semester. The interns will fulfill their duties through mid-December. â??This internship program is designed to give students a hands-on learning experience about the political process,â?? said Senator Crapo. â??Each of the interns is a valuable part of our office and this internship will help them understand how government works.â?? Intern duties include legislative support and research, various press office projects, assisting Crapo and staff with constituent response, answering phones, and administrative tasks. Rebecca Ames, Boise, is a sophomore at Boise State University, majoring in International Relations with minors in English and Japanese Studies. She volunteers with the Associated Cities of Idaho Coalition on Human Rights, Agency for New Americans, and the Idaho Black History Museum. She also has been published in a Boise poetry anthology. After graduation, she would like to work in Far East foreign policy. Ames is a 2002 graduate of Eagle High School. Rob McMillen, Twin Falls, is a senior at Utah State University and will finish his course work with the credit he earns through the internship in Crapoâ??s office. As part of a four-year leadership scholarship, McMillen has served as a University Ambassador at Utah State representing the university in a variety of functions. Upon graduation, McMillen plans to attend law school. He is a 1999 graduate of Twin Falls High School. Darci Lyn Larsen, Cove, Utah, is a junior at Brigham Young University majoring in political science. Following graduation, Larsen hopes to attend law school in the Washington DC area. She is a 2002 graduate of Skyview High School in Smithfield, UT. The congressional intern program is designed for college students who are interested in learning more about the federal government and how Congress operates. Selection is made through an application process that includes submitting a cover letter, resume and references. College credit is worked out on an individual basis with the studentsâ?? university. For those interested in future internships, applications are available on the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov or at Senator Crapoâ??s local offices in Idaho.###