The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) recognizes the invaluable role of interns. Below are current interns who have devoted their time throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are interested in applying for an internship with CIR, please visit our Internships page for more information and access to the internship application.
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nani left home at 16 to complete her high school education at the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada. Having always been passionate about human rights, Nani continued her advocacy work by creating awareness about issues such as FGM, early child marriage, honor-based violence and other women’s rights issues. Nani is currently a student at St. John’s College where she has immersed herself in the Great Books Program. She also runs the Amnesty International chapter at the school and was just appointed the Student Activist Coordinator for New Mexico. During her spare time, Nani enjoys going on road trips and reading.
Raised in the Farmington area, Miguel studied abroad for the first time during high school in Valladolid, Spain. After beginning a degree in International Studies and Spanish at the University of New Mexico, he decided to return to Spain, where he studied at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Miguel is interested in learning more about international relations as well as learning how people connect across cultures and through language. He is continuing to pursue his Bachelor’s at UNM and has recently begun studying Portuguese with hopes to study abroad during the upcoming fall in São Paulo, Brazil. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his friends and family, reading, and traveling.