January 24, 2007

INTERNS JOIN CRAPOâ??S DC STAFF

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomed three students to his Washington, DC office for internships through the spring. The students, coming from Idaho, Utah and Brisbane, Australia, will advance their knowledge of the political process and witness first-hand Congress at work. â??These outstanding students are good representatives of the high-caliber candidates who apply for DC internships,â?? Crapo said. â??Having this experience in Washington, DC will enhance these young peopleâ??s knowledge of the political process and help prepare them for their future careers. I encourage any college student interested in government to submit an application for the upcoming internship year.â??The following are the three students selected for Crapoâ??s spring internship program:Randy Elliott graduated in 2000 from Viewmount High School in Bountiful, Utah, and spent much of his time working his familyâ??s cattle ranch in Grace, Idaho. Elliott is currently attending Utah State University, where he is studying political science and animal science. Elliott was the President of the Latter Day Student Association at Utah State University, President of Sigma Gamma a Chi (IMA) at USU and was also Future Farmers of Americaâ??s Chapter Farmer of the Year. Steve Stokes is from Coeur dâ??Alene, Idaho, where he graduated from Lake City High School in 2000. A senior at Brigham Young University â?? Idaho, Stokes will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in Spanish. Stokes is an Eagle Scout and has previously worked as a chef, earning a silver medal as a member of the Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest culinary team. Charis Tierney hails from Brisbane, Australia, and she is currently studying law and international relations at the University of Queensland. Tierney was selected through the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program, a competitive international exchange program designed to provide Australian students with practical experience in American politics. Previously, Tierney has worked as a law clerk and interned for the Australian Attorney General. The Congressional internship program is geared for college students who are interested in learning more about the political process and how Congress operates. Selections are 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. -- more --Those who are interested in internships during summer and fall of 2007 have until April 1, 2007, 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.