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Chairman Risch Welcomes Foreign Relations Committee Spring Interns

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, welcomed four new committee interns for the spring semester this week.

“I am glad to welcome this group of exceptional students to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the semester,” said Risch. “Committee internships provide students and recent graduates the opportunity to have a front-row seat as we handle major global issues, and I am confident they will have a productive semester on Capitol Hill.”

The SFRC interns this spring are:

Carter Dingler

Cedartown, Ga.

Dingler is a senior at Mercer University where he is majoring in international affairs and minoring in history. Dingler has interests in the global economy, the crisis at the southern border, and the U.S. relationships with China and Great Britain. He hopes to work in a French-speaking country and to become an officer in the U.S. military after graduation this fall.

Anna Hardage

Alexandria, Va.

Hardage is currently a first year transatlantic master’s student at UNC Chapel Hill where she is studying political science and European/transatlantic studies. Hardage is primarily interested in the transatlantic relationship between the United States and the European Union, and their policies regarding Russia, China, Central/South America, and the Middle East. After graduation, Hardage hopes to work for a public policy think tank or at the U.S. Department of State.

Naomi Maxwell

Salt Lake City, Utah

Maxwell is a third year law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU. Maxwell has specific interests in Europe, Asia, international organizations, democracy and rule of law, and both foreign and domestic economic policy, and she hopes to work on a congressional committee after graduation.

Veronika Prochko

Valdosta, Ga.

Prochko recently received her Master of Arts in international relations and Russian from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prochko’s interests include cyberwarfare, espionage, and intelligence, and she hopes to work in the Foreign Service or at the U.S. Department of Defense as an analyst.

Click here to learn more about the SFRC internship program.