September 17, 2014

Crapo Welcomes Fall 2014 Interns to Washington, Boise Offices

Idaho students to gain firsthand knowledge about the legislative process

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes six new interns in his Boise regional office and his Capitol office in Washington, D.C.  These Idaho students will gain firsthand knowledge about the legislative process and the federal government while exploring possible career options.  Interns provide critical assistance to the Senator and his staff in serving the people of Idaho by conducting legislative research, providing administrative support, helping in communications operations, attending congressional hearings and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol to visiting Idahoans and their families.

Washington, D.C.

Devin Cobia, a Sugar City native, recently earned his degree in accounting from BYU-Idaho.  Devin enjoys staying active on Idaho's many hiking trails, and plans on continuing his education in business school.

Audrey Mearns, recently earned a Communications degree from Boise State University.  Audrey, a multi-sport enthusiast, is a San Ramon, California native.  She hopes to pursue a career in communications on Capitol Hill.

Brandon Huffaker, a Lewiston native, will be entering his senior year at BYU-Idaho where he will earn a Political Science degree.  Brandon spends his spare time camping and enjoying the Idaho outdoors with his wife and daughter.  He hopes to pursue a career on Capitol Hill.

Kailamai Hansen, a Coeur d' Alene native, is a junior at Lewis-Clark State College where she will earn a degree in Business Administration.  She enjoys volunteering, camping, traveling and writing.  Kailamai wants to make an impact in her community and hopes to attend law school and become an advocate for at-risk children.


Daniel Keough, a Sandpoint native, is in his final semester at Boise State University where he will graduate with a Political Science degree in December.  Daniel speaks Spanish fluently and has a keen interest in international relations, having gained foreign policy experience completing an internship with the U.S. Department of State at the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay.  In his spare time, Daniel enjoys hiking, biking and reading.  He hopes to continue his education and find work crafting foreign policy or working with political organizations in Latin America.

Mitchell Jensen, a Blackfoot native, is currently a junior at Boise State University studying Political Science.  Mitchell is a shooting enthusiast and enjoys relaxing in Idaho's secluded wilderness.  After his undergraduate studies, Mitchell is planning to attend law school.