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Ranking Member Risch Welcomes Foreign Relations Committee Spring 2023 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 spring term.

“It’s wonderful to welcome four new interns to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” said Risch. “As the international community navigates new and complex challenges, Congress must continue to be a leader in developing solutions. From war in Eastern Europe, to tensions in the Indo-Pacific, and unrest in the Middle East, these interns will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the importance of U.S. influence and the power of diplomacy in a world that desperately needs it. I am confident our interns will have a great term.”

The SFRC interns this spring are:

Natasha Nagy

Boise, Idaho

Natasha is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Northeastern University. Her areas of interest include democratic backsliding, Hungarian affairs, Middle Eastern affairs, international relations, and diplomacy. Following her studies, she hopes to work for the State Department.

Meredith Kottom

Rochester, Minnesota

Meredith currently attends Hillsdale College where she will complete her undergraduate degree in political economy. She is passionate about global women’s issues, international economics, human rights, multilateral institutional development, and history. Upon graduation, Meredith plans to either attend graduate school for history, or work in international public policy or speech-writing.

Chase Harward

Salt Lake City, Utah

Chase recently finished his undergraduate studies at Utah State University with a dual major in political science and economics, and a minor in Spanish and anticipatory intelligence. He is passionate about international security issues like nuclear deterrence. Chase is hoping to work as a policy analyst on the Hill or for a think tank before pursuing graduate school in the DC area.

Josie Sawyer

Gilbert, Arizona

Josie is currently a junior at Baylor University pursing a double major in political science and Slavic and Eastern European studies. Her areas of interest primarily include a focus on Eastern Europe and Central Asia issues. Following graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for Slavic studies or law school.

Click  here to learn more about the SFRC internship program.