June 11, 2008

Crapo Welcomes Summer Interns To Washington

Post Falls, Twin Falls, Weiser, Rexburg, Boise students serve in DC office

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes five Idahoans from Post Falls, Twin Falls, Rexburg, Weiser and Boise to Washington, DC, this summer as they serve as interns, assisting with constituent work, tours in the U.S. Capitol and other duties.

Ashley Burt is a Boise native and 2005 graduate of Boise High School. She just completed her junior year attending Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is majoring in Mathematics and Pre-Medicine, and will become Executive Vice President of student government at the school next year.

Jacky Fitzgerald is from Post Falls. She is a junior majoring in Politics at Catholic University, and is a 2006 graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane.

Lindsey Hansen is a native of Twin Falls, and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 2006. She is a junior attending Southern Utah University, where she is studying Psychology and Radio Broadcasting. She plans to pursue a degree in American Sign Language interpreting.

Sara Miyasaki hails from Rexburg, where she graduated from Madison High School in 2005. She is a senior studying Political Economy and History at the College of Idaho.

Chris Shirts grew up on a ranch near Weiser, and is a 2005 graduate of Weiser High School. He is entering his senior year at the University of Idaho, working toward degrees in Political Science and Economics.

"You can't get much closer to the workings of our federal government than by serving as an intern viewing history in the making," Crapo said. "I strongly encourage Idaho students to check into this excellent opportunity and join me here in Washington, DC."

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 http://crapo.senate.gov. Information and application materials on internships 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.