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Four students will spend summer learning about Congress firsthand

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is welcoming four Idaho college students to his Washington, D.C. office for the summer. The students will have opportunities to assist with office procedures, constituent correspondence, legislative support and media relations. Internships typically run eight to twelve weeks.

"It is always a pleasure to welcome Idahoans to my internship program," Crapo said. These four students will learn a great deal about their government and the political process. I encourage college students with an interest in government to submit an application for upcoming internship opportunities.

This summer, interns in Crapo's office are:

Rilee Buttars, Idaho Falls; graduated from Skyline High School, 2005; junior, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, studying advertising.

Madison Duff, Blackfoot; graduated from Snake River High School, 2005; junior, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, studying International Relations and History.

Lindsey Parker, Boise; graduated from Capital High School, 2003; sophomore, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts; served an LDS mission to Poland.

Marion Smith, Idaho Falls; graduated from Skyline High School, 2005; transferring from BYU-Idaho to Boise State University to study radiological sciences.

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 Information and application materials on internships may be found at 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.