January 08, 2008


Washington, DC - Four Idahoans are among the group of interns welcomed for the spring semester into the Washington, DC office of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The internship program allows college students to learn more about the political process and assist with congressional services and legislative support.

"Our internship program prioritizes a valuable exchange of information and education," Crapo noted. "Serving an internship in Washington expands a student's knowledge of the workings of U.S. government and the needs of our Idaho constituents. The students, in turn, help us by assisting with constituent requests and by providing legislative support that is an essential part of our service here in Washington."

Suzi Allan, a native of Australia, is part of an international internship program. Crapo's office is one of a handful on Capitol Hill participating in the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program, which is a 2-month internship placement program between Australian universities and Capitol Hill offices. Allen is completing a degree in communications at the University of Canberra, Australia.

Larry "Chase" Archibald of Idaho Falls is currently a senior at Brigham Young University - Idaho, majoring in Economics with a Political Science minor. He is a graduate of Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls.

Sarah Buehler hails from Pocatello and is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University -Idaho. Her degree is in Mass Communications with an emphasis in broadcasting. She is also a graduate of Pocatello High School.

Rachel Johnson calls Boise home and is a recent graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations. She grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Lewiston High School before moving to Boise.

Camille Wells is a senior at Brigham Young University studying Political Science. She is a graduate of Burley High School in Burley.