Volunteer Internships

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

New York Internships

NY or DC Internships

Washington Internships

Africa Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to a Senior Fellow who specializes in Africa Policy Studies and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.  The volunteer intern will gain knowledge on sub-Saharan Africa politics, economics, governance, and security as well as foreign policy and diplomacy.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assisting with research, copy editing, and fact-checking for op-ed pieces, articles, books on sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Assist in administering online tools, such as blogs and the Nigeria Security Tracker
  • Assisting with coordination of events; including arranging mailings, corresponding with speakers and presiders, booking travel,  and other tasks as necessary.
  • Participate in daily meetings with senior fellow to discuss Africa and Africa program issues.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student (Master’s preferred) with an educational concentration in Africa, Anthropology, Conflict Resolution, Development, Political Science or a related field
  • Proven interest and understanding of African Policy issues
  • Strong research, writing, copy editing and administrative skills
  • French, Arabic or Hausa language skills a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and database skills
  • Familiarity with blogging, social media, and crisis mapping a plus

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Asia Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The scholars of the Council’s Asia Studies program focus on the broad challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region today—China’s rise, regional political and security trends, economic development and technological innovation—and the options available for United States policymakers as they confront these challenges.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

  • Enhancing research skills by assisting with speech and interview preparation for the fellow’s book on Chinese domestic and foreign policy
  • Research focus will be on Chinese foreign policy, economy, energy security, public health, resource consumption, and environmental issues.
  • Conducting web-based research utilizing both English and Chinese sources
  • Assisting the Fellow with additional short term research projects for publications and preparation for interviews and lectures

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student with a concentration on Chinese or East Asian Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field
  • Fluent Mandarin (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Previous experience conducting research on Chinese websites, particularly Chinese social meadia, and translation experience
  • Word processing and Internet research skills
  • Strong research & administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Center for Geoeconomic Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Center for Geoeconomic Studies works to promote a better understanding among policymakers, academic specialists, and the interested public of how economic and political forces interact to influence world affairs. The volunteer intern will assist the center with research, events, publications, and social media.

 

Further responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with digital marketing strategies to promote the Center for Geoeconomic Studies activities, including, but not limited to, assisting with monthly newsletter and crafting online content for website and social media channels
  • Providing research and logistical support for the Center’s events
  • Attending general CFR meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other administrative work, as needed

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in international relations, communications, journalism, public relations or related field
  • Familiarity with public relations, digital marketing, or communications a plus
  • Previous internship experience or experience working in an office setting
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and fluency in social media
  • Advanced writing, editing, research, and creative thinking skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication, and strong attention to detail

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Center for Preventive Action Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The intern will report to a fellow in the studies department and will assist the fellow with research, editing and administrative tasks.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern include (but are not limited to)

  • Providing research, analysis, and administrative support on CPA projects, including, but not limited to conflict prevention, national security, military operations and drones
  • Attending and taking notes at various foreign policy discussions; creating memos summarizing key points of discussions
  • Assisting with general CPA activities, such as roundtables meeting logistics, publications, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, focusing on International Relations, Public Policy, History, or related field
  • Working knowledge of the U.S. government and United Nations
  • Experience/interest in national security, military operations, and/or intelligence a plus
  • Data-intense research experience, writing, and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to work independently

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to thebelow address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Corporate Affairs Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Corporate Program, the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector, enlists the business community’s participation in and support of the Council’s activities.  Corporate members include nearly 200 U.S. and non-U.S. firms representing a wide range of business sectors, including financial services, law, manufacturing, consulting, technology, media, and others.  Each year the program hosts over 70 events in New York and Washington.  CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

By providing support for the Corporate Program, the volunteer intern will gain exposure to leading global companies and economic and political issues affecting international business while building important business skills. 

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Researching multinational companies that are current members or may be interested in joining the Corporate Program
  • Assisting staff with member outreach and correspondence
  • Monitor member company news and announcements
  • Participating in the administration of conferences and meetings, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees and staffing events
  • Other logistical support as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Political Science, Finance, or related field
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior administrative experience required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Database management skills highly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior telephone etiquette

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis. 

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Corporate Programming Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Corporate Program, the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector, enlists the business community’s participation in and support of the Council’s activities.  Corporate members include over 200 U.S. and non-U.S. firms representing a wide range of business sectors, including financial services, law, manufacturing, consulting, technology, media, and others.  Each year the program hosts over 70 events in New York and Washington, including a two-day conference.

 

By providing support for the Corporate Program, the volunteer intern will gain exposure to leading global companies and economic and political issues affecting international business while building important business skills. 

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Providing research on global issues relevant to the business community and identifying potential speakers, with the aim of integrating research into future programming
  • Assisting in all facets of event preparation and staffing, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees, staffing events, drafting invitations, preparing marketing materials etc.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Business Administration, Economics, or related field
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior administrative experience required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior telephone etiquette

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis. 

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Development Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Development

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching prospective donors through development databases and the internet
  • Developing donor profiles
  • Drafting and editing donor correspondence
  • Assisting with foundation research and helping uncover potential funding opportunities
  • Other administrative work as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying Fundraising, Development, or International Relations, or a related field
  • Previous fundraising work/internship experience preferred
  • Research, writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong research and organizational skills and good attention to detail

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Education Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Education

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer intern will have the opportunity to conduct research on current foreign policy topics while helping to create a new series of educational materials. This volunteer intern will be exposed to the writing, research, and program planning of Model Diplomacy cases, as well as providing support for the launch of the Model Diplomacy initiative.

 

Further responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the research, drafting, and editing of various Model Diplomacy case materials, dealing with diverse topics such as Iran’s nuclear program, cybersecurity, global health issues, and drug wars/crime
  • Support the summer Model Diplomacy pilots and assist with program launch preparation
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Performing other logistical duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, majoring in international relations, history, political science, or a related field
  • Previous experience/interest in teaching, Model UN, simulations, and/or education a plus
  • Stong attention to detail
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The intern will report to the Fellow for Energy and Environment and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects on energy and the environment.   

 

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research on long and short term projects including writing research briefs for fellow, locating data sets and/or collecting open source information for future analyses
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, International Relations, or related major.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Energy and the Environment Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects on energy and the environment.   

 

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research on long and short term projects including
  • Supporting time sensitive research requests with regard to fellow’s day-to-day activities
  • Assisting with various tasks ranging from logistical coordination to current event tracking
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, Political Science, International Relations, or related major
  • Strong interest and experience in the field of energy and the environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • High attention to detail and excellent organization

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Foreign Affairs Advertising Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Foreign Affairs Publishing

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

Foreign Affairs magazine has a volunteer internship opening in the Advertising Department.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the business side of the production of the magazine and website, and the development of the video marketing strategy
  • Researching and interacting with high-level leaders in business and government and with valued Foreign Affairs subscribers
  • Assisting with the programming of large-scale conferences focused on emerging markets
  • Conducting research and preparing reports on top companies and non-profit institutions
  • Assist Foreign Affairs website, by conducting competitive analysis, learning the methodology behind surveys and circulation auditing, advertising best practices, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in International Relations, Public Policy, Regional/Comparitive Studies, Publishing, Marketing, Communication, Business, or a related field
  • Previous academic, internship, or work experience  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite necessary and experience working with Creative Suite a plus
  • Prior experience with proofreading, editing and online research preferred
  • Attention to detail and editing skills
  • Spanish, Portuguese, or language mastery a plus

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter INCLUDING THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT AREA to the Human Resources Office at the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Foreign Affairs Business Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Foreign Affairs: Publishing

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Foreign Affairs Publishing Department has a strong focus on marketing the magazine to educators, students, foreign policy associations and other non-profit organizations.  Foreign Affairs produces academic resources such as Foreign Affairs Books and Custom Textbooks.  These titles are used by professors in International Relations, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy from universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada.  The internship offers an exciting opportunity to learn about marketing, outreach, and academic publishing at the preeminent journal of international affairs.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching marketing and sales opportunities for the magazine in higher education, including corresponding with educators who use Foreign Affairs in the classroom
  • Organizing special mailings of Foreign Affairs for publicity purposes/comp copies
  • Assist with financial operations of the magazine
  • Maintaining sales spreadsheets and reports of Foreign Affairs products
  • Assisting with customer service management
  • Researching web usability and marketing strategies
  • Assist in ongoing social media and digital marketing efforts for the brand
  • Develop and report on search engine marketing campaigns

 

 

Qualifications

  • Educational concentration in Business, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Media Studies or Journalism
  • Strong interest in the business side of publishing a must. Previous publishing and/or media experience a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication, writing,  and customer service skills

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Franklin Williams Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship

Overview of the Franklin Williams Internship

The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, has been established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations.  The internship is designed to develop the intern’s knowledge and leadership abilities as a foundation for future work in the foreign policy arena. 

 

Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including serving as the former American Ambassador to Ghana, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historical African American colleges.  He was also a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of African Americans to membership.

 

CFR will select two individuals each term (fall, spring, and summer) to work in the Council of Foreign Relations’ (CFR) New York City and Washington, D.C. offices.  The intern will be involved with tasks such as, program coordination, substantive and business writing, research, and budget management.  In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend the CFR’s extensive meetings programs and participate in informal training designed to enhance management and leadership skills.

 

The selected intern will be required to make a commitment of 16 - 21 hours per week, and will be paid at an hourly rate. 

Eligibility

Applications are accepted on a term basis for both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices.  Candidates should be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate program or in a graduate program in the area of international relations or a related field.  Recent graduates will also be considered.  Candidates should have a record of high academic achievement, proven leadership ability, and previous related internship or work experience. 

 

To apply to CFR, please send a resume and cover letter to the below address or e-mail humanresources@cfr.org. CFR is an equal opportunity employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought in the composition of its workforce.

 

Franklin Williams Internship

Founded in 1921, CFR is an independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that members, students, interested citizens, and government officials in the United States and other countries can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.  CFR, which is headquartered in New York with an office in Washington, D.C., does this by: convening meetings where prominent thinkers debate and discuss the major issues of our time; conducting a wide-ranging studies program; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal covering international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; maintaining a diverse membership; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on CFR’s award-winning website, www.cfr.org.

 

CFR is host to the widest possible range of views, and is committed to encouraging foreign policy debate that reflects diverse interests and perspectives.  To help meet that objective, CFR consistently works to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the staff and membership.  As part of that effort, CFR has established the Franklin Williams Internships.  Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Communications and Media Relations Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast, and online media outlets and on promoting CFR’s roster of products, which includes on-the-record events, CFR books, Council Special Reports, Task Force reports, working papers, online publications and interactive features, and Foreign Affairs articles.  The department also works to ensure that CFR experts are visible in the news media.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintaining the media contact database
  • Fielding public inquiries about CFR and media requests for experts
  • Tracking and recording media mentions of CFR publications
  • Assisting staff at on-the-record events and other projects as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Communications, Journalism, or International Relations
  • Previous administrative work a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Health Governance Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. The volunteer intern will gain a broader understanding of global health from exposure to policy-oriented research and outreach activities. 

 

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting research on background information on environmental health in China and other topics as needed
  • Assiting with social media posts, including drafting twitter content
  • Assisting with research for upcoming experts meetings, aiding with logistical aspects of events.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, Global Public Health, China/East Asia studies or related field
  • Previous global health work/internship experience a plus
  • Strong research, proofreading, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Mandarin language skills preferred
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel

 

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Health Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. 

 

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintaining online tools, fact checking and conducting research all related to outbreaks of diseases
  • Providing background research and editing support for Fellow’s upcoming book on microbiota, global health updates and other publications
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events and other various projects
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focusing on International Affairs, Global Health, Public Health or a related field
  • Familiarity working in an office
  • Familiarity with updating a live website
  • Laboratory or biology experience is a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Strong editing skills and research experience, and familiarity with scientific journal articles
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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International Economics History Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to a fellow in the studies department and will assist the fellow with research, editing and administrative tasks. The volunteer intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze economic policy questions.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern include (but are not limited to)

 

  • Conducting historical research and finding relevant literature for a fellow’s upcoming book on the Marshall Plan
  • Finding and analyzing historical sources and tracking news developments for present-day parallels
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other logistical duties as required by the supervisor

 

Qualifications

 

  • Undergraduate student with background in History, Economics, or related field
  • Excellent research, wiritng and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Russian language skills a plus

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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International Economics Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to a fellow in the studies department and will assist the fellow with research, editing and administrative tasks. The volunteer intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze economic policy questions.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern include (but are not limited to)

 

  • Providing assistance with Fellow’s book manuscript, including but not limited to, research and review duties as well as editing, fact checking and citation compilation
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other logistical duties as required by the supervisor

 

Qualifications

 

  • Undergraduate student with background in economics, politics and/or history
  • Excellent research, writng and editing skills, familiarity with archival news databases and working with economic data a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Latin America Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Latin America program analyzes the dynamic relationships between the United States and the nations in the Western Hemisphere. Current projects address the causes and effects of widespread phenomena such as democratization, globalization, migration, and economic development on domestic politics, foreign relations, and transnational ties within the Western Hemisphere.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Assisting with research related items for blog posts on current events and regional trends
  • Analyzing data dealing with international trade for fellow’s upcoming book
  • Contributing research and editing for the fellow’s publications
  • Supporting various Latin America projects
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other logistical duties as required by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Economics, or Latin American Studies
  • Fluency in Spanish (with an emphasis on reading) required, Portuguese fluency a plus
  • English and Spanish word processing and internet research skills
  • Strong research & administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Previous work/internship experience a plus

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS ANDTIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Meetings Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Meetings and Membership

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Meetings Program seeks to achieve a mix of speakers and issues that respond to the interests of a diverse Council membership and constantly adjusts to the new issues shaping American foreign policy.  The Meetings intern provides valuable support for the department in all aspects of meeting organization.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include (but are not limited to):               

  • Supporting staff in all facets of event preparation and staging, including helping during events in the early morning (7:45-9:00am), afternoon (12:30-2:00pm), evening (5:30-7:00pm), and at dinners (7:00-8:30pm)
  • Assisting with correspondence with speakers and confirmation calls to member participants, and general administrative support
  • Conducting with research on potential U.S. Foreign Policy topics for discussion, as well as possible moderators and speakers

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in international affairs, political science, or related field
  • Previous office experience necessary
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Excellent communication and Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and database skills

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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CFR.org News Team Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: New York or Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: CFR.org

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 CFR.org

 

Semester:                                        Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council’s outreach initiative aims to engage an interested and influential group of Americans from around the country and the world by providing ideas and timely, clear, and accurate information on key international issues. CFR.org, America’s foremost Internet resource for foreign policy and national security analysis, is one of the primary tools for doing so.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Participation in the day-to-day operations of an online news and analysis website. 
  • Providing support in editing and production of pieces for the website, including research and photo selections
  • Assist with transcribing interviews
  • Assisting with metrics analysis and social media tracking
  • Provide support for content dissemination
  • Track upcoming news and update the editonal calendar
  • Assisting with research for publications, a weekly podcast, and interactive multimedia projects

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing  on Journalism (must), International Relations or Political Science (preferred)
  • Previous administrative, journalism, web, and multimedia experience; familiarity with online research, and ability to transcribe interviews quickly
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; HTML skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual Sytle and copyediting skills a huge plus

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Center for Preventive Action Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

 

Department:              Studies, Center for Preventive Action

 

Semester:                   Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Center for Preventive Action’s mission is to help prevent, defuse, or resolve deadly conflicts around the world and to expand the body of knowledge on conflict prevention. Information about CPA can be found at:  http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/cpa.     

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include

  • Conduct foreign policy research as requested on topics related to CPA’s mission.
  • Attend and take notes at various foreign policy discussions at CFR and other institutions to learn more about various foreign policy topics.
  • Support general CPA activities (helping with roundtable meeting logistics, publications, social media).
  • Update CPA’s Global Conflict Tracker interactive: http://www.cfr.org/global/global-conflict-tracker/p32137#!/

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (seniors or recent grads preferred) or graduate student with background in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or History (minimum GPA 3.5/4.0)
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work independently and consistently produce high-quality work

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Communications Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:      Global Communications and Media Relations

 

Semester:           Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast, and online media outlets and on promoting CFR’s roster of products, which includes on-the-record events, CFR books, Council Special Reports, Task Force reports, working papers, online publications and interactive features, and Foreign Affairs articles.  The department also works to ensure that CFR experts are visible in the news media.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assist with CFR’s social media presence and strategy, long-term writing projects, and on-the-record events.
  • Fielding public inquiries about CFR and media requests for experts
  • Tracking and recording media mentions of CFR publications
  • Maintaining the media contact database, and various administrative tasks.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Communications, Journalism, or International Relations
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, as well as social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Congress and US Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Congress and US Foreign Policy

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:         Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

 

Semester:              Summer 2015

CFR's volunteer internships give selected individuals the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program engages members of Congress and their staffs on both sides of the aisle, in both chambers, in discussion and analysis of critical international issues. Its activities bring valuable perspectives to policymakers and helps to enliven and enrich the foreign policy debate on Capitol Hill. The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program activities include a weekly roundtable policy discussion series, monthly briefings for Senate chiefs of staff, breakfast meetings for members of Congress, and other on-demand briefings. The program is responsible for distribution of CFR publications and other relevant materials to Capitol Hill and also produces regular eNewsletters tailored specifically for the Legislative Branch.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assist the Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program in outreach efforts to members of Congress and their staff
  • Help manage an extensive database
  • Distribute publications, both electronically and by hand delivery when necessary
  • Provide logistical support for Congress program events by attending and staffing meetings
  • Research as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must be available three days a week including Fridays
  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in International Relations, Comparative Politics, World Politics, National Sercurity Studies, American Government, or Public Policy
  • Congressional experience is highly preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, database management
  • Ability to multi-task and work well on a team

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Corporate Program Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Corporate Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:          Corporate Program

 

Semester:               Summer 2015

 

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Corporate Program, the Council’s primary point of contact with the private sector, enlists the business community’s participation in and support of the Council’s activities, where executives from corporate member companies have the opportunity to interact with and gain insights from leading thinkers and practitioners in government, policy, academia, and business. Corporate members include more than 160 U.S. and non-U.S. firms representing a wide range of business sectors, including financial services, law, manufacturing, consulting, technology, media, and others. 

 

By providing support for the Corporate Program, the volunteer intern will gain exposure to leading global companies and economic and political issues affecting international business while building important business skills. 

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assisting staff with corporate member outreach, business development, and programming for executives from corporate member companies. 
  • Participating in the research and administration of roundtables, meetings, and conference calls, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees, staffing events, drafting correspondence, and preparing meeting materials.
  • Researching relevant business and policy issues, and preparing company background briefs.
  • Maintaining accurate Corporate member records and marketing materials.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student (preferred) with a concentration in Business, International Relations, or Economics.
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior administrative and research experience required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior telephone etiquette

 

The intern will report to the managing director, corporate affairs, and work closely with the program associate, corporate affairs.

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Defense Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:               Defense Policy

 

Semester:                    Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy, as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Monitor developments within context of both U.S. defense policy and international conflict, assisting in creation of weekly news digest.
  • Research and analysis contributing to multiple long-term projects regarding U.S. defense policy and future conflict dynamics.
  • Assist in editing, curation, and general maintenance of Defense in Depth blog.
  • Attend and take notes at relevant events around D.C., including at think tanks, universities, and government offices.
  • Assist with logistical and administrative duties as needed.
  • Opportunity to pursue original research and publication under guidance of intern supervisor.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, history, security studies, or similar
  • Editorial or defense-related experience preferred
  • Superior, demonstrated writing skills
  • Strong research background; familiarity with defense-oriented news sources
  • Social media savvy, excellent understanding of editorial best practices, and appropriate decorum in dealing with military personnel

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail, or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples, including position name, days, and times available to work to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Director of Studies, U.S. Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:   Director of Studies Office, U.S. Foreign Policy

 

Semester:     Summer 2015

 

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Researching issues related to current U.S. foreign policy and foreign policy history and tracking related subjects in the news.
  • Assisting with the preparation of written materials, including drafting, editing, and proofreading articles, reports, and blog posts on a wide range of international affairs issues and historical topics
  • Logistical duties, including greeting visitors, mail processing, and preparing weekly reports.
  • Assisting with the coordination of roundtables and meetings.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in International Relations, Political Science, History, or related field
  • Strong research and writing skills, including experience with historical research
  • Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Previous work experience in an office environment a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: March 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department:     Energy and Geoeconomics

Semester:           Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The intern will report to the Fellow, Center for Geoeconomics and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects on energy and the environment.   

 

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research on long and short term projects including writing research briefs for fellow, locating data sets and/or collecting open source information for future analyses
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics or Engineering; Public Policy and related majors may also apply
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Franklin Williams Internship


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship

Overview of the Franklin Williams Internship

The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, has been established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations.  The internship is designed to develop the intern’s knowledge and leadership abilities as a foundation for future work in the foreign policy arena. 

 

Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including serving as the former American Ambassador to Ghana, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historical African American colleges.  He was also a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of African Americans to membership.

 

CFR will select two individuals each term (fall, spring, and summer) to work in the Council of Foreign Relations’ (CFR) New York City and Washington, D.C. offices.  The intern will be involved with tasks such as, program coordination, substantive and business writing, research, and budget management.  In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend the CFR’s extensive meetings programs and participate in informal training designed to enhance management and leadership skills.

 

The selected intern will be required to make a commitment of 16 - 21 hours per week, and will be paid at an hourly rate. 

Eligibility

Applications are accepted on a term basis for both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices.  Candidates should be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate program or in a graduate program in the area of international relations or a related field.  Recent graduates will also be considered.  Candidates should have a record of high academic achievement, proven leadership ability, and previous related internship or work experience. 

 

To apply to CFR, please send a resume and cover letter to the above address or e-mail humanresources@cfr.org. CFR is an equal opportunity employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought in the composition of its workforce.

 

Franklin Williams Internship

Founded in 1921, CFR is an independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that members, students, interested citizens, and government officials in the United States and other countries can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.  CFR, which is headquartered in New York with an office in Washington, D.C., does this by: convening meetings where prominent thinkers debate and discuss the major issues of our time; conducting a wide-ranging studies program; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal covering international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; maintaining a diverse membership; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on CFR’s award-winning website, www.cfr.org.

 

CFR is host to the widest possible range of views, and is committed to encouraging foreign policy debate that reflects diverse interests and perspectives.  To help meet that objective, CFR consistently works to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the staff and membership.  As part of that effort, CFR has established the Franklin Williams Internships.  Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 Geoeconomics

 

Semester:                                        Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Research topics related to U.S. competitiveness, trade, immigration, and other themes under CFR’s Renewing America initiative (see http://www.cfr.org/projects/world/renewing-america/pr1527).
  • Research topics related to sovereign debt crises and debt restructuring, financial sanctions, and macroeconomic policy both domestically and internationally.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or recent graduate with a concentration in International Relations, Economics, or Political Science.  Must have completed coursework in economics.
  • Previous internship, research or administrative experience
  • Must be comfortable with researching and working with economic data, have a familiarity with domestic economic issues, and strong writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media outlets.

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Health Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:           Global Health Studies

 

Semester:               Summer 2015

 

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Conduct research on emerging issues at the intersection of global health, international trade, and development for articles, book chapters, and CFR publications for the Global Health, Economics, and Development Program
  • Assist research associate and fellow in directing CFR’s first task force devoted to a global health matter -- the rise of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, and other noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries
  • Work with research associate to manage the Global Health, Economics, & Development Roundtable Series, including assisting in the preparation of background papers and materials for distribution, preparing invitations, scheduling, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers, and providing other logistical support
  • Track news, policy developments, and data sources

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in public health, international affairs, economics,trade, or related field, with excellent academic credentials
  • Prior research, office assistance, or relevant intern experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Good judgment, confidence, and an ability to complete projects independently or with limited supervision
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet, and a familiarity with social media
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential.

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Independent Task Force Program Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Independent Task Force Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:       Independent Task Force Program

 

Semester:           Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The Council on Foreign Relations sponsors two Independent Task Forces each year, which are overseen by the Independent Task Force Program. Chaired by distinguished public servants, Task Forces are convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy and provide policymakers with concrete judgments and recommendations. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations. Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will release a full report of its findings and recommendations.

 

Considered to be one of CFR’s most important activities, Task Forces are intended to help shape the public debate on critical foreign policy issues. CFR mobilizes its resources to maximize the impact of Task Force reports, both at the time of the initial release and as developments warrant. In addition to media outreach, the Council supports the efforts of Task Force chairs and members to reach influential practitioners in the executive branch, in Congress, and beyond.

 

For more information about Task Forces, please visit the program’s webpage or see the complete list of Task Force reports.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Providing general research and administrative support to the Task Force Program
  • Coordinating Task Force event logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with attendees, and preparing background papers and materials for distribution
  • Compiling distribution lists for release of Task Force reports
  • Editing, proofreading, and fact-checking drafts of Task Force reports
  • Tracking Task Force activities for grant reports
  • Processing invoices

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate students with a focus in International Relations, Political Science, or related field of study
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, especially knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • High level of professionalism
  • Prior internship experience a plus

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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International Institutions and Global Governance Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:      International Institutions and Global Governance

 

Semester:           Summer 2015

 

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

 

  • Ongoing assistance for research on global governance issues for the program on Global Governance and International Institutions (IIGG)
  • Assisting with various research projects related to the Global Governance Monitor (GGM), the Council of Councils (CoC), and other IIGG initiatives and publications
  • Conducting background research and writing summaries for the various components and sections of the GGM
  • Editing, updating, and proofreading the GGM and other IIGG publications
  • Assisting with IIGG event planning and staffing

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in International Relations, Political Science, History, International Law, Global Governance, Human Rights, Public Health or Policy
  • Previous research and editing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Office
  • Advanced editing, research, and writing skills
  •  

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Japan Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:           Japan Studies

 

Semester:               Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:  

  • Assisting with research assignments;  focus will be primarily on Japan
  • Supporting Senior Fellow in research (in Japanese) on Japan’s domestic politics and Japan-China relations
  • Utilizing critical thinking and writing skills to turn research into digestible policy briefs and timelines
  • Providing related research, logistical and administrative support as needed

 

Qualifications:            

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies
  • Demonstrated background and interest in Japan
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Policy or research oriented work experience is preferred
  • Ability to conduct research in Japanese is required

 

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Korea Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:          Korea Studies

 

Semester:              Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

The responsibilities of the intern will include (but are not limited to):             

  • Assisting with research assignments; focus will be primarily on Korea and issues related to U.S.-Korea relations.
  • Providing logistical and administrative support as needed

 

Qualifications:            

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with specific knowledge of U.S.-Korea relations and experience with foreign resources, materials, and government system required
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Fluency in Korean is required; fluency in Chinese or Japanese a plus

 

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please mail, Email or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Conducting research and analysis for the fellow’s book project, articles, and reports
  • Providing briefs for the fellow on critical issues or events
  • Editing for articles and blog posts
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Middle East Studies, International Relations, or a related major
  • Regional experience in the Middle East a plus
  • Arabic and/or Turkish language abilities
  • Strong editing, research and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Washington Meetings Volunteer Intern


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Washington Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 Meetings Program (on-site)

 

Semester:                                        Summer 2015

 

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

 

In the nation’s capital, the Council’s Washington Meetings Program provides a nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate by bringing CFR members together with policymakers, world leaders, academic experts, and prominent thinkers to discuss a wide range of international issues. The Meetings intern provides valuable support for the department in all aspects of meeting programming.

 

The intern would develop professionally while working in a dynamic team-oriented environment.  He or she would gain experience assisting in the coordination of events, improve familiarity with a wide range of foreign policy topics and experts, and have the opportunity to observe high-level dialogue on contemporary foreign policy issues.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:  

  • Assisting with all facets of meeting organization, including drafting invitation and confirmation letters, compiling biographies, and making follow-up calls to member participants.
  • Providing Washington Meetings staff with logistical support during event preparation.
  • Staffing events: registering guests, ushering, and handling microphones.
  • Under the direction of Washington Meetings staff, conducting research on current topics in U.S. foreign policy to help shape upcoming programs.
  • Assisting with  document editing, compiling statistics, and database entry.

 

Qualifications:            

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in International Affairs, Political Science, regional studies, or Economics is preferred, though students with a relevant academic, extracurricular or intellectual commitment to international affairs are encouraged to apply 
  • Relevant experience in organizing events
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Excellent communication and Microsoft Office skills

 

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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