September 27, 2006

Crapo seeks student interns in Washington, D.C.

Internship deadline for winter semester is Sunday

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is seeking applications from Idaho students who would like to intern in his Washington, DC office this winter. The application deadline for internships for the winter semester is October 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. Winter semester internships run from January 3rd to May 31st. Applications are available on the Internet at 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.