The CIR High School Fellowship Program provides high school students in the public system 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 outstanding students to explore specific academic, professional, and individual goals. These fellowships 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—with the explicit goals of expanding horizons and opening possibilities.
This year, CIR is thrilled to welcome six High School Fellows from across northern New Mexico.
Neha Sadasivan is a junior at Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is interested in political science and international affairs, and participates in speech and debate and symphonic orchestra in her free time. She loves to read and dance as well as listen to music and hang out with her friends.
Sam Gilbert is a senior at Santa Fe Preparatory School. He is in advanced Spanish and and has researched the effects of American diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere. Specifically, Sam’s previous research has focused on the Monroe Doctrine and the “Good Neighbor” policy in Latin America.
All CIR fellows:
- Attend bi-weekly meetings at the CIR office;
- Attend CIR community education events where and when possible;
- Contribute to the design and delivery of CIR’s education programs, including in particular the annual policy simulation;
- Accompany CIR’s international visitors where and when appropriate;
- In concert with CIR’s ED and Program Officer, Education, pursue a research project and share its findings at a future community education event.