February 01, 2006

Idaho Interns Join Crapoâ??s DC Staff

Students hail from Gooding, Boise and Twin Falls

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has welcomed three Idaho students to his Washington, D.C. for internships through the spring. "These students represent some of the best Idaho has to offer, and I expect they will learn a lot about the political process during their tenure in my office," Crapo said. "I encourage college students with an interest in government to submit an application for upcoming internship opportunities." The interns for spring include: Adam Becker graduated from Gooding High School in 2004 and is currently a junior studying political science and economics at the University of Idaho in Moscow. He is the Chaplain of the Sigma Nu Fraternity chapter and active in the Honors Program. He plans to complete his undergraduate studies and attend law school. Arielle Gorin is from Eagle, Idaho, and completed high school in 2004. She is in her sophomore year at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, where she plans to major in history. She is a staff writer for the campus newspaper, the Daily Princetonian, and is a junior fellow with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Gorin previously interned in Crapo's Boise office before joining the DC staff for the spring term. Ashley Watkins is originally from Twin Falls, having graduated as valedictorian from Twin Falls High School in 2004. She is currently attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC, for a Bachelor's degree in political economy with a minor in English. She is a three-time Congressional Award recipient (Bronze, Silver and Gold). 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 Student section at http://crapo.senate.gov. Those who are interested in internships during summer and fall of 2006 have until April 1, 2006, to submit their applications. Information and application materials on internships may be found at http://crapo.senate.gov. 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.# # #