June 11, 2013

Crapo Welcomes Summer Interns To His Washington, D.C. And Idaho Offices

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes nine new interns to his Washington, D.C., and Idaho regional offices for the summer semester to learn more about Congress and the legislative process.  Having served an internship himself, Crapo says he knows firsthand the value of a Congressional internship.

"The hands-on learning experiences about the political process that these internships provide are invaluable," Crapo noted. I learned a great deal during my internship, and am glad I have the opportunity in my role as a U.S. Senator to provide similar experiences for the young people of Idaho."

Interns play an integral role in the Senator's offices and assist staff members with legislative research, constituent services, communication efforts, administrative tasks and many other duties.

Washington, D.C.

Rachel Flachbart, a native of Eagle, is a senior at the College of Idaho where she is pursuing a degree in History and is active in the Greek system as a member of Gamma Phi Beta.  Rachel has a strong interest in education policy and hopes to pursue a career in the field after graduation.

John Langfield, originally from Boise, is a student at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he is majoring in Finance and pursuing minors in entrepreneurial leadership and Italian.  John plans to study abroad in Florence, Italy, for the duration of the upcoming academic year.

Katharine Hoehne, a Boise local, will be a senior at the College of Idaho where she is majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Journalism and Natural Sciences.  Katharine also recently studied in Argentina, where she completed a Spanish minor.

Angie Heuring, a life-long Idahoan, grew up in Boise before attending the University of Idaho.  Angie recently graduated with a degree in International Studies and minor in Public Relations.  She plans to remain in the Washington, D.C., area to seek employment on Capitol Hill after the conclusion of her internship


Max Pond recently graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.  A resident of Eagle, Max enjoys playing golf, tennis and reading.  He plans on earning his PhD in Political Science in the future.

A Marine veteran, Dave Johnston is a senior at Boise State University where he is studying Political Science.  Dave hopes to attend law school after the completion of his undergraduate studies and eventually pursue a career in defense policy.

Coeur d'Alene

Jake Garringer, a life-long resident of Coeur d'Alene, will be a sophomore at Lewis University, located in Romeoville, Illinois.  Jake is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all of Idaho's beautiful recreational landscape.  He is excited to learn more about the legislative process and serve the people of Idaho.

Idaho Falls

Paul Ritchey, a D.C. native, is a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he is studying Political Science.  At the conclusion of his internship and undergraduate studies, Paul will attend the University of Virginia to pursue a law degree.


Gary Stroschein, born and raised in Pocatello, will be starting his senior year at Idaho State University in pursuit of a degree in Political Science.  Gary hopes to attend law school or earn a master's degree in Public Administration after graduation. 

To learn more about the internship program offered through Senator Crapo's office, please visit the Senate Internship section at www.crapo.senate.gov.