Students have opportunity to learn about government, politics
Washington, D.C. - Idaho students are learning firsthand about the political process and the federal government this spring semester while serving as interns in Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's Washington, D.C., and local state offices.
Three students are currently serving in the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.:
Ashley Parkinson, originally from Pocatello, recently graduated from Boise State University where she studied Political Science with a double emphasis in American Government and Public Policy. She hopes to work in human rights domestically and abroad, and is looking for opportunities in the D.C. area to advance this goal.
Sean Murphy, a Boise local, also recently graduated from Boise State University, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and a minor in History. Following his internship, Sean plans on pursuing a career within the federal government that centers on his interest in international relations.
Daniel (Danny) Schneider of Idaho Falls is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, majoring in Political Science. He was recently accepted to American University for law school and will be furthering his studies in the D.C. area this coming fall.
Interns work with staff members on a variety of projects involving legislative matters, communications operations and constituent services. While in Washington, D.C., they have the opportunity to take advantage of touring the museums and monuments, and experiencing the richness of history for which our nation's capital is known.
Crapo also offers internship opportunities in his local state offices. Interns are currently serving in his Idaho State Office in Boise and Eastern Idaho North Office in Idaho Falls.
Elizabeth Bender and Andrew Gipe are currently serving in Crapo's Idaho State Office. Elizabeth (Ellie) recently moved to Idaho from Colorado, where she graduated from high school. She plans on attending Boise State University in the fall, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Foreign Communications.
Andrew, a lifelong Idahoan, grew up in Nampa and is currently a senior at Boise State University. He will graduate in May with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in American Government and Public Policy. Andrew is in the process of applying to law schools and hopes to continue his studies this coming fall.
Amanda Rosier will be assisting Crapo staff in his Eastern Idaho, North Office. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Amanda is now a junior at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She is studying economics and also hopes to attend law school after graduation.
Information about internships in Crapo's Washington, D.C., and state offices is available on Crapo's official website, https://www.crapo.senate.gov. Staff members from Crapo's office also visit Idaho colleges and universities periodically to discuss internship opportunities with Idaho students.
Crapo is currently accepting applications for both the summer and fall 2013 semesters. Applications can be downloaded from Crapo's website, https://www.crapo.senate.gov/resources/interns.cfm. Interested applicants must submit their applications no later than March 1, 2013.