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Ranking Member Risch Welcomes Foreign Relations Committee Fall 2022 Interns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently welcomed four new committee interns for the fall term.

“I’m proud to welcome four new Senate Foreign Relations Committee interns for the fall term,” said Risch. “As Washington and the international community navigate a growing number of complex challenges, the work SFRC does is critical to our U.S. foreign policy, and to protecting the security and interests of the American people. These interns will gain firsthand knowledge of congressional strategies to tackle these challenges, including Russia’s war on Ukraine, Iran’s continued nuclear threats, and China’s aggression in the Indo-Pacific. I look forward to working with them and am confident they will have a productive term.”

09-15-22 Fall 2022 SFRC Interns

The SFRC interns this fall are:

Alexander Hakes

Burley, Idaho

Alexander graduated with a bachelor’s from Brigham Young University and is currently attending Georgetown Law. He is interested in East Asian foreign policy and national security law. Next year, he will work as a summer associate at Sidley Austin in New York, and, upon graduation, hopes to work in the Department of Justice National Security Division, the State Department as a legal advisor, or at the CIA as an attorney.

Jacob Lockhart

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Jacob graduated from the University of Idaho with an undergraduate degree in political science and economics. His areas of interest include diplomacy and statecraft, regional conflict management, transnational security, and issues related to China and East Asia. Jacob hopes to pursue a career in security diplomacy with an emphasis on managing nuclear proliferation, disease resurgence, and climate induced conflict.

Grace Kruis

Cincinnati, Ohio

Grace is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Miami University, Ohio. Her areas of interest include counterterrorism, homeland defense, and anti-human and drug trafficking efforts with regional interests in Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and China. Following graduation, Grace aspires to become a senior political analyst drafting policies, an attorney practicing medical malpractice, defense, or constitutional law, or the attorney general of the United States.

Caleb Fournet

Dallas, Texas

Caleb attends Hillsdale College where he will complete his undergraduate degree in political science. Regarding foreign policy, he is interested in the Northern Triangle and other areas of conflict in the Americas. Additionally, he’s interested in Middle East issues, as well as the role of the European Union in the world.

Click here to learn more about the SFRC internship program.