March 10, 2005

Crapo hires Spring Interns

Idaho students from Rexburg, Inkom, and Burley work in DC Office

Washington, DC -- Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently welcomed three interns from Idaho to his Washington, D.C. office. They arrived in mid-January and will perform their duties through the beginning of May. The congressional intern program is targeted for college students who are interested in learning more about the political process 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 student's university. â??This internship program is designed to give students a hands-on learning experience about the political process,â?? said Senator Crapo. â??These students are a valuable part of our office and this internship helps them understand how government works.â?? Duties include legislative support and research, assisting Senator Crapo with constituent response, answering phones, and administrative tasks.Desiree Harris, Burley, is a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in Home and Family Life with a minor in editing. She will finish her bachelorâ??s degree at BYU in August of 2003. After college, Desiree plans to do freelance writing or work with family advocacy issues.Jed Reynolds, Rexburg, is a junior at the University of Washington in Seattle majoring in International Studies and Mechanical Engineering. He will finish both his degrees by May of 2005. After college, Jed plans to work in renewable energy development and policy.Russell Wheat, Inkom, is a junior at Idaho Stare University majoring in International Studies; Political and Economic Development. Russell will finish his degree in December of 2003. After college Russell plans to continue his education and remain active in politics.For those interested in future internships, applications are available on the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov/internships.htm or at Crapo's local offices.# # #