High School Fellowships

CIR Fellows (2018-19)

The High School Fellowship Program
provides local students the opportunity to learn from one of New Mexico’s premier internationally focused organization. The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) supports outstanding students to explore specific academic, professional, and individual goals. Learn about our 2018-19 High School Fellows here.

IMPORTANT: The High School Fellowship Program is different from the internship program. Interns are expected to perform assignments in the CIR office for a 3 month commitment; Fellows are expected to attend bi-weekly meeting at the CIR office to meet with selected international affairs experts; attend CIR community education events where and when possible; contribute to the design and delivery of CIR’s education programs; accompany CIR’s international visitors where and when appropriate; and each fellow will pursue a research project that will be presented at a future community education event.


CIR’s Most Outstanding Fellow (2018-19)


Benefits of the Fellowship include: 

  • a unique experience to use on resumes and college applications,
  • access to international affairs experts,
  • improvement of public speaking skills,
  • engagement in constructive dialogue with a cohort of students from various Santa Fe area schools, and
  • improved research and writing skills, necessary for a career in international affairs.






CIR Fellow (2018-19) and recent graduate from the Santa Fe Indian School

Fellowship Application

Fellowships are competitively awarded to students with a significant desire to explore diverse topics related to international affairs (examples include: public health, cyber security, finance, anthropology, nonproliferation, law, economics, business, international politics, human rights, environmental studies, journalism, education, defense, and many more).  Applications are welcome from all Santa Fe area students attending a public or private school (homeschool applicants are also accepted). Students need to be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior as of August 2019.




The 2019-2020 Fellowship Application is open until August 15th.
Please complete and submit the CIR HS Fellowship application

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