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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced the selection of two interns to serve in his Washington, D.C. Senate office for spring 2022. While in their roles, the interns will have the opportunity to learn about policymaking at the federal level while assisting in the daily operations of the office.

“Senate internships provide Idaho’s rising leaders with firsthand experience in public policymaking and a front-row seat to view our democracy in action,” said Risch. “I’m glad to welcome this group of interns to Washington, and am confident they will serve Idaho well.”

Senator Risch’s Washington, D.C. Interns:

Giorgia Baielli, daughter of April Westergard and Ettore Baielli, was raised in Italy and currently resides in Eagle. A senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Giorgia is pursuing a degree in humanities. Throughout her internship, she looks forward to engaging in policy areas that relate to religious freedom and pro-life initiatives. Outside of the office, she can be found playing one of many instruments or rock climbing.

Sarah Fitt is the daughter of Laurie and Richard, grew up in Kingwood, Texas, and graduated from Dutch Town High School in Louisiana. A senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Sarah is pursuing a degree in public policy and administration. During her time in Washington, D.C., Sarah hopes to gain experience in legislative writing and Second Amendment policy. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, fishing, and baking.

The Congressional intern program is for college students who are interested in learning more about the legislative process and how Congress operates. Selection is made through an application process that includes submitting a resume, college transcript, and references.

Internships are available year-round in Senator Risch's Washington, D.C. office. Additional information and application materials may be found at 

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