May 25, 2012

Crapo Welcomes Summer Interns to D.C. Office

Students spend summer learning about Congress in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes students to his office each semester to serve internships in both Washington, D.C., and in his regional offices in Idaho.  The D.C. internship program provides students the opportunity to learn about Congress and the political process firsthand, while gaining valuable work experience and exploring possible career options. 

Some of the activities interns assist with include working with staff members on legislative matters, assisting with constituent service, helping in communications operations, attending congressional hearings and providing tours of our nation's Capitol for visiting Idahoans.  This summer, four college students are serving internships in Crapo's Washington, D.C., office.

Britt Kiser just finished her junior year at the University of Idaho studying Public Relations, Business and Communications, and recently completed a term as news editor for the University's school student publication, The Argonaut.

Ashley Raina is a Boise local and recently finished her junior year at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Ashley is double majoring in Political Science and Economics, and also served an internship in Crapo's Boise office during the summer of 2011. 

Amelia Hall, a native of Emmett, recently graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Political Science.  At the University of Idaho, Amelia was a member of Kappa Delta and served on the Panhellenic Council for two terms.

Greg Casey, who comes from a long line of Idahoans, is a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College.  He enjoys writing and playing the drums in his spare time, and hopes that the internship experience will help him define his college and career goals.

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 as well as deadlines for the materials 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.  The fax number is (202) 228-1375 .