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Crapo Welcomes Spring Interns

Intern coordinator meets with Idaho students next week

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes several Idaho students to his Washington, DC, and state offices this year as they serve as interns for the spring semester. All will be assisting with constituent contacts, legislative responsibilities, office administrative tasks and other duties.

Crapo's intern coordinator is also visiting Idaho next week to answer questions about the internship process. Rachel Johnson, a former Crapo intern herself, will visit a number of Idaho locations, meeting with students on college and university campuses. A full schedule of these visits, which usually include classroom visits to political science classes, follows and is also posted on the Senator's website,

Thursday, February 12      Boise State University, Boise
Friday, February 13            Boise State University, Boise
Friday, February 13            Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa
Tuesday, February 17       Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston
Tuesday, February 17       University of Idaho, Moscow
Wednesday, February 18 University of Idaho, Moscow
Thursday, February 19      Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Thursday, February 19      Idaho State University, Pocatello
Friday, February 20            Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg

Now serving internships in Crapo's Washington, DC, office: Jed Bigelow, Rigby, is a sophomore attending Utah State University majoring in political science. Amanda Critchfield, Oakley, attends Brigham Young University, also pursuing a political science degree. Eric Gray recently completed studies at Boise State University and graduated from Walla Walla University with a degree in Business Administration and Pre-Medicine. Rounding out the DC interns is Bryan Wheat, Pocatello, who recently graduated with a Biology degree from Idaho State University.

For the third consecutive year, Crapo's office is participating in the UniCapitol Washington Internship Program, part of a cooperative effort with Australia. Nicholas Tam, from Traralgon, Victoria, Australia, is assigned to Crapo's DC office this semester. He is attending the University of Melbourne, studying law and commerce. The UniCapitol Washington Internship Program is an effort to encourage foreign students to learn more about the U.S. government through internships.

Internships, however, are not limited to Crapo's DC office. Several of Crapo's Idaho offices are hosting interns as well. In Crapo's Idaho State Office, located in Boise, James Dorman, Pocatello, a senior majoring in International Studies at Idaho State University, and Bryan Ricker, Nampa, a senior studying Political Science at Boise State University, are learning more about government and politics.

Erica Madrid is interning in Crapo's Southwestern Idaho office, located in Caldwell. Erica is a senior majoring in Political Science at Boise State University.

Two interns are assisting in Crapo's North-Central office, located in Lewiston, for the spring term. Tim Peterson, Eagle, is a senior seeking a Business Degree from Lewis-Clark State College. Kathryn Waite, Whittier, California, is finishing her degree in Political Science at the University of Idaho.

At Crapo's Eastern Idaho-South office in Pocatello, Joseph Nelthorpe, originally from Hemet, California, and a recent graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in political science, is assisting the day-to-day operations of Crapo's office. Katie Kearl is also working in the Pocatello office and planning her college career. She is a sophomore at Highland High School.

Crapo's Eastern Idaho-North office in Idaho Falls office is hosting a Monteview native from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Tyler Ricks is a junior majoring in agriculture business, science and technology.

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 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 fax, not mail, their materials to Crapo's DC office. The fax number is (202) 228-1375.