High School & College Education Programs

Are you a global citizen? 
High School Fellow at the Journalism Under Fire conference. 
Ambassador Michael McFaul with New Mexico students.
High School Fellows on Giving Tuesday. 
UNM student interviewing Ambassador Michael McFaul. 
CIR's 2018 Teacher of the Year. 

Calendar of Upcoming Education Events

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019: Academic WorldQuest competition will be held at Santa Fe Community College.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019: Internship Application Deadline. More information here.

Friday, May 10th, 2019: High School Fellowship Application Deadline. More information here.

Overview of Education Programs

CIR seeks to create empowered, empathetic, and engaged young leaders. CIR believes a student-centered approach to education enables students to take a leadership role in their current and future education. We regularly welcome interns from colleges and high schools. This year’s programs include:

1. Annual Policy Simulation. This year, PNM has sponsored CIR to develop a simulation on global energy and climate change. More info coming soon.

2. Academic WorldQuest. CIR is thrilled to offer, for the fourth year running, the popular Academic WorldQuest competition, a program of the World Affairs Councils of America. The competition will be March 6th, 2019 at the Santa Fe Community College. Each team is comprised of 4 students (with 1-2 alternates) and 1 teacher. Want to participate? Please RSVP by February 22nd, 2019 to Tacarra at tacarra@sfcir.orgMore information here.

3. High School Fellowship Program. Outstanding high school students are provided with the opportunity to learn from the foremost international relations organization in Santa Fe. Through a tailored approach to meet the needs of each fellow, CIR supports fellows to explore specific academic, professional, and individual goals. The fellowship will provide opportunities to network and form relationships with leaders in the field, learn research and professional skills, gain leadership skills, develop cultural competencies, engage with international visitors, explore future educational possibilities, and acquire internship skills in a nonprofit environment. More information here.

4. Internships. CIR will offer unpaid internship opportunities for high school and college students in summer 2019. More information here.

5. Meet the Speaker. CIR will continue to create opportunities for high school students to interact with CIR speaker. In some cases, CIR will bring the speaker directly to high schools; in others, students can meet with the speaker in advance of their presentation. CIR believes these kinds of exchanges are of crucial value in advancing intellectual inquiry among students, in receiving feedback on research projects, and in shaping future educational and career-oriented decision-making.

6. Peace Corps Panels. CIR will continue to arrange panels of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPVC) to visit local Santa Fe high schools, introducing students to future opportunities abroad. If you are interested in hosting a RPCV panel in your classroom, please contact Tacarra at tacarra@sfcir.org for more information.

If you are interested in volunteering with CIR’s education activities, please send an email to Tacarra at tacarra@sfcir.org for more information.