October 23, 2007


College students will learn Congress firsthand

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has welcomed several college students with Idaho ties to his Washington, D.C., office for the fall semester. The students will have opportunities to assist with office procedures, constituent correspondence, legislative support and media relations. Internships typically run eight to twelve weeks.

"Each semester, it is a pleasure to host several students as interns in my Washington, D.C., office," Crapo said. "This gives them an interesting opportunity to learn more about government, Congress and the state of Idaho. I enjoy being able to provide this experience to students each semester."

The interns this semester include:

Ryan Clyde: A senior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, studying political science, Clyde also attended BYU-Idaho. He is a 2002 graduate of Enumclaw High School. He plans on attending law school next year.

Shannon K. Johnson: A junior at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, studying journalism and law constitutional studies, Johnson is a 2005 graduate of Colorado Springs Air Academy High School. She is a member of the USU Debate Team.

Joe Preston: A senior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, studying political science and business, Preston is a 2001 graduate of Burley High School.

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. To learn more about the internships offered through Crapo's office, please visit the Crapo Campus Student section at http://crapo.senate.gov. Information and application materials on internships may be found at http://crapo.senate.gov/resources/interns.cfm. Due to unanticipated delays in mail delivery on Capitol Hill, students who are applying are encouraged to fax, not mail, their materials to Crapo's DC office.