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 2020-2021 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.
Mason is a Santa Fe native and recent graduate of Occidental College, where he received his BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs and studied abroad in Israel. He has previously interned for nonprofits, think tanks, and US Senator Martin Heinrich. Next fall, he hopes to begin an MA in security studies and pursue a career in policy research or journalism.
Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Miles is now finishing up his high school education prior to university. Miles is currently a US Davis Scholar studying economics and international relations at the Pearson United World College in Victoria, Canada. There he is helping to run the school’s Global Affairs outreach team. Miles is interested in continuing to study the formation and evolution of networks across borders and cultures. In university, he hopes to continue his study of international relations and help contribute to active research. In his spare time, Miles enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, and pursuing his passion for digital photography.
Skylar is a rising high school senior from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She has always had a passion for learning about the world, which led her to be very involved with her Model United Nations club and Amnesty International chapter at school. There, she works with other students to help educate the community about human rights issues at home and abroad through coordinating events and panels. After high school, Skylar hopes to attend a university to study international relations and political science to later join the Peace Corps and then the foreign service. Outside of school, Skylar enjoys painting and reading books with a good cup of coffee from local cafes. She hopes to one day travel and backpack around the world and experience a variety of other cultures.
CIR’s UWC Liaison
Nora was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was a 2019-20 CIR High School Fellow. She is currently a U.S. Davis Scholar and will be finishing her last two years of high school at the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico. Nora enjoys engaging in her global community by working as an intern for the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and participating in local organizations with international programming. Nora is passionate about international relations and hopes to study them in college. In her spare time, Nora enjoys playing the cello, cooking, and spending time in nature.