March 02, 2010

Interns Assist Idahoans At Crapo State Offices

Washington, D.C. - Idaho students are assisting their state's constituents and senior U.S. Senator by serving as interns in Senator Mike Crapo's state offices. Information about internships in Crapo's offices is available at

Daryl Gonzales is an Anchorage, Alaska, native now attending Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa and is interning in Crapo's Idaho State Office in Boise. She is a senior majoring in political science and intends to attend law school following graduation.

Samantha Hobdey hails from Gooding and is a senior at Boise State University, majoring in Environmental Studies. She also took classes at the University of Idaho. Hobdey is interning in Crapo's Idaho State Office in Boise and plans to pursue law classes as well, with an interest in water law and environmental law. She is a 2006 graduate of Gooding High School.

Raquel Longoria is from Idaho Falls and is interning in Crapo's Eastern Idaho -South Office in Pocatello this semester. She is a senior at Idaho State University, majoring in Political Science. She is the recruiting director for Phi Sigma Alpha on campus and a member of the Pre-Law Association. She is interested in law and is currently attending the Citizen's Law Academy. Longoria is a 2003 graduate of Bonneville High School.

Nick Ratliff is an intern this semester in Crapo's Southwestern Idaho Office in Caldwell. A native of Washington State, he is a senior at Northwest Nazarene University, studying Political Science.

Kristen Smith is a junior at the University of Idaho and is interning in Crapo's North-Central Idaho Office in Lewiston. Her majors are in English and Journalism. She hopes to continue her internship experience by moving to Crapo's Washington, DC office. She is a native of Athol and a 2008 graduate of Coeur d'Alene High School.

Brent Bosse recently completed his internship in Crapo's Idaho State Office in Boise. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Boise State University last year. Bosse is from Orofino and is a 1993 graduate of Orofino High School.

Melissa Keyser also recently completed her internship in Crapo's Idaho State Office in Boise. A recent recipient of a degree in Business Economics from Boise State University, she is now Associate Director for the Idaho Wool Growers Association and the Idaho Sheep Commission. Keyser is a Boise native and a 2005 graduate of Capital High School.

Information about internships in Crapo's Washington, DC and state offices is available on Crapo's official website, Staff members from Crapo's office also visit Idaho colleges and universities to discuss internship opportunities with Idaho students.

Crapo is currently accepting applications for both the summer and fall 2010 semesters. Applications can be downloaded from Crapo's website, Interested applicants must submit their applications no later than April 1st.