Current Interns

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.


Nani Detti has been a CIR College Fellow since October 2017. She has been working closely with CIR to engage young people to join the organization’s events. This past year, she collaborated with CIR to organize the first-ever Global Citizen Summit, held at St. John’s College. 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.



Katrina Ortiz is a New Mexico Highlands social work graduate student completing her 2018/2019 practicum at CIR. She is passionate about working with communities and leaders to develop policies that provide equal opportunities to all people. She is looking forward to expanding her understanding of global issues as well as local issues. Social work and policy development are happening around the world in creative ways and CIR is providing opportunity for learning through productive discussions with international visitors and high school students. Her long-term goal is to work with New Mexico state senators and representatives and advocate for organization to empower communities both locally and globally.




Ushae Stewart will serve at CIR for a year, beginning in February 2019. She obtained a BSC in International Relations and Social Psychology from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She is interested in learning about global affairs, human rights, and how countries engage in formulating strong relations through different policies. While in Santa Fe, she hopes to become better informed on global relationships in general, the strategies implemented in building and strengthening relationships, and on human rights policies and actions. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, singing, listening to music, and researching current global issues.




Pilar Jaehn joins the CIR team as the social media intern. She is also a recent St. Edward’s University graduate (2017). Raised in Santa Fe, she’s returned with a Bachelor’s degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution, and aims to be a part of the already large, but ever growing, interest in globalization/the global community in Santa Fe. She is also a German and American citizen and, as such, brings another unique understanding and appreciation for the importance of cultural exchange. She is interested in spreading knowledge about other cultures and their plights and how it relates to Americans, specifically New Mexicans. In her free time, Pilar is an avid science fiction reader and board game player.