September 26, 2013

Crapo Welcomes Fall Interns To D.C. And Local Idaho Offices

Students to learn about Congress and the legislative process

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes seven new interns to his local Idaho and Washington, D.C., offices to learn more about Congress, the federal government and the legislative process this fall.  Interns play a critical role in the Senator's offices, assisting staff with legislative research, constituent communications, administrative tasks and many other duties. 

Washington, D.C., Office

Erin Heuring recently graduated from the University of Idaho where she studied English and international studies.  A Boise native, Erin studied abroad in China and was a tutor at the on-campus writing center during her college career.  In the future, Erin plans to attend law school.

Taylor Reed comes to the Senator's office from Boise.  She earned her degree in international studies and French at the University of Idaho.  Taylor is an avid college football fan and is excited to learn and serve the people of Idaho.

Kelsey Manweiler, a Boise State graduate, earned her degree in marketing.  She is interested in Constitutional law and education issues.  Kelsey is from Boise and enjoys ballet and Idaho's great outdoors.  She also plans to attend law school in the near future.

Boise Office

Kaela Becklund is currently finishing up her last semester at Boise State University where she is pursuing a degree in political science.  Kaela enjoys crafting, photography and competitive sports.  After the completion of her undergraduate degree, Kaela plans to pursue either a masters or law degree.

Elise Villaret is a junior at Boise State University where she is studying political science.  Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Elise enjoys hiking, reading and biking.  Elise also has plans to attend law school in the future.

Idaho Falls Office

Chelsea Perdue hails from San Diego, California, but has been studying international studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho for the last four years.  In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys hiking and archery.  In the future, Chelsea plans to relocate to the Washington, D.C., area to seek employment in a foreign policy related field.  

Twin Falls Office

Carson Sandau, a third-generation Idahoan, is a senior at Twin Falls High School.  The Twin Falls native is heavily involved in his school community.  Carson is a member of his school's show choir, a member of the Chamber of Commerce Young Ambassadors and is a volunteer at the Twin Falls Visitor Center.  Carson plans on attending a university in Idaho after his high school graduation.

To learn more about the internships offered through Crapo's office, please visit the internship section at  Information and application materials on internships as well as deadlines for the materials may be found at  Due to unanticipated delays in mail delivery on Capitol Hill, students who are applying are encouraged to email, not mail, their materials to Crapo's DC office.  Applications can be emailed to the attention of Madeline Kroll and sent to