October 11, 2012

Crapo Staff Visits Campuses to Provide Internship Information

Accepting applications for spring and summer internships

Washington, D.C. - Each semester, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hosts students from many universities to participate in congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Idaho regional offices.  During the week of October 22, representatives from Senator Crapo's office will be on hand at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University to provide information and assistance regarding the application process. 

Interns generally work with staff members on legislative issues, help in communications operations, attend congressional hearings and handle other duties.  There are also many opportunities to visit the monuments and museums, and take part in the cultural events for which Washington, D.C., is known. 

"College enrollment and graduation rates are climbing steadily, yet many graduates have a very difficult time finding full-time employment after graduation," Crapo said.  "Internships provide a path for acquiring marketable skills, exploring career options and gaining valuable life experiences that can further professional pursuits.   Internships also offer insight into the political process and the application of government into your everyday life."

For interested students, Senator Crapo's internship coordinator Brad Griff will be on hand at the following times and locations, as well as his state internship coordinator Courtney Conner at the Boise location: 

Monday, October 22

University of Idaho 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Idaho Commons & Classroom meetings

Wednesday, October 24

Boise State University 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom & Classroom meetings

Thursday, October 25

Idaho State University 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student Union Building & Classroom meetings

For updated details regarding each location, feel free to contact Senator Crapo's office at 202-224-6142 , or follow him on Twitter via the handle @MikeCrapo.

To learn more about the internships offered through Crapo's office, please visit the Crapo Campus Student section of the Senator's website at https://www.crapo.senate.gov/resources/interns.cfm.  Information and application materials on internships, as well as deadlines for the materials, may also be found there.  Due to unanticipated delays in mail delivery on Capitol Hill, students who are applying for internships are encouraged to fax, not mail, their materials; the fax number is (202) 228-1375 .