Recent graduates are generally hired as research associates or program assistants in the New York or Washington, DC, offices.
CFR generally considers candidates with a degree in international relations or a related field and high academic achievement. Regional specialization and language skills may also be required for some positions. In addition to the academic requirements, applicants should have related work and/or internship experience, with exceptional administrative, research, writing, and computer skills.
There is no typical day at CFR. However, responsibilities may include:
Research associates and program assistants will have the chance to hear from experts, including scholars, government officials, corporate executives, top journalists, and young, upcoming leaders, on the most important foreign-policy issues of our time by attending CFR meetings. CFR also offers opportunities to further the staff’s professional development through a lunch speaker series for staff, a Professional Development training program, a tuition reimbursement policy, and free CFR publications. Click here to learn more about benefits offered by the Council.
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