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.

Africa Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Africa Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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:

  • Conducting basic research, copy editing and fact-checking for op-ed pieces, articles, books and speeches on foreign policy issues.
  • Assist in editing 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

  • Pursuing BA (Master's preferred) with an educational concentration in International Relations, Political Science or a related field
  • Proven interest and understanding of African Policy issues
  • Strong research, writing, editing and administrative skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and database skills
  • Familiarity with blogging, social media, and crisis mapping

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 address below. 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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Asia Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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):

  • Assisting with research related tasks for the preparation of op-ed pieces, articles, and the fellow's upcoming book
  • 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 address below. 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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Board Senior Fellow Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Executive

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Board Senior Fellow Internship

Semester: Summer 2014

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

Primary Responsibilities:

The intern will support the President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow through a range of activities including (but not limited to) fact-checking and editing of blogs, op-eds, and other writing, and researching topics relating to U.S. foreign policy in general and the Middle East and East Asia in particular.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, Political Science, National Security, or a related field
  • Experience editing and fact checking documents
  • Strong attention to detail and personal initiative
  • Significant research experience

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 address below. 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 Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: CFR.org

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: CFR.org

Semester: Summer 2014

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 include (but are not limited to):

  • Working in CFR's content management system to code and edit pieces for the site.
  • Photo and editorial reseach, editing photos, and copyediting news stories and multimedia projects
  • Transcribing interviews, coding the Daily News Brief, Backgrounders, Expert Briefs, Must Reads, etc.
  • Assisting with research for all CFR.org projects
  • Assisting with social media

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations and/or journalism.
  • Previous administrative, journalism, and web experience; multimedia experience a plus.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity and facility with online research.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; HTML, CMS skills a plus.
  • Ability to work independently or on a team.

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 address below. 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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Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative: Sustainable Development and Democratization

Semester: Summer 2014

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. This volunteer internship will provide broads exposure to the intersection of economic development, scocioeconomic concerns, and democratization. The intern will study current trends in sustainable and equitable growth, extractive industries, rule of law, gender equality, property security, economic and social rights, and other major economic developments. The intern will also have the ability to observe and participate in blogging and other online initiatives.

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, a project of the David Rockefeller Studies Program.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Conducting basic research for background information, preparation of publishing materials, and preparing for meetings and events on issues related to economic development, food security, education, and human rights
  • Proofreading, editing and assisting with the writing of CSMD materials
  • Following and preparing summaries of news and publications relevant to the work of CSMD
  • Assisting with coordination of events including arranging mailings, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the organization of the program's documents, research materials and files
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree with an educational concentration in International Relations, Economics, English, Political Science or a related field
  • Proven interest in and understanding of economic development, socioeconomic issues, democracy, and/or one or more regions of the developing world
  • Strong research, writing and administrative skills. Related research experience in an academic or professional setting, as well as previous office experience, are preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress and social media highly preferred

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 address below. 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: March 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Corporate Programming

Semester: Summer 2014

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, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate preferred or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Politics and/or Business/Economics
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior administrative experience required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Nexis Lexis and Cap IQ would be pluses
  • 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 address below. 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 Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

58 East 68th St., NY, NY 10065

Fax: (212) 434-9893

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

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VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Corporate Program

Semester: Summer 2014

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
  • Maintaining accurate Corporate member records
  • Logistical support for the team, especially in preparation for the Corporate Conference in March

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Political Science and/or Business/Economics
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Nexis and Cap IQ is ideal
  • 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 address below. 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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Director of Studies Office, Digital Strategies and Programming Volunteer Intern


Posted: March 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Director of Studies Office

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Director of Studies Office, Digital Strategies and Programming

Semester: Summer 2014

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 gain experience working in non-profit management. This includes working on staff programming and also working on the content management system (CMS), adding, removing, and manipulating content for the Studies Program on CFR.org. The Council's CMS is consistent with the sort of back-end systems many organizations implement. The internship would also include developing and implementing staff programing. This collection of responsibilities will give the intern transferrable, relatable skills and insights into the structure and function of a non-profit think tank.

Further responsibilities include:

  • site evaluation for efficiency and user appeal
  • organization of site content
  • data and analytics collection and evaluation
  • maintaining overall consistency of CFR.org
  • assisting in development of training materials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focusing on journalism, digital information management, information management, information systems, website design, or a related field
  • Previous internship experience or experience working in an office setting
  • Experience working with content management systems, databases, and web analytics and/or website design
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • 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 address below. 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 Environment Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Energy and the Environment

Semester: Summer 2014

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 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):

  • Assisting with research for upcoming experts meetings, locating data sets, and collecting open source information for future analysis.
  • Writing research briefs for fellow's upcoming book
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications related to energy, the environment, and national security
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

Preferred 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 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 address below. 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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Foreign Affairs

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Foreign Affairs - Advertising

Semester: Summer 2014

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
  • Assisting with the programming of large-scale conferences focused on emerging markets
  • Understanding the content of the magazine by conducting research on authors, articles, topics and regions and synthesizing information
  • 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, Publidhing, Marketing, Communication, Business, or a related field
  • Previous 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
  • Experience or interest in being a part of 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, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter INCLUDING THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT AREA to the Human Resources Office at the address below. 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 Publishing Business Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Foreign Affairs

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Foreign Affairs – Publishing Business

Semester: Summer 2014

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 enginee 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 MS Word, Excel and internet
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication 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 address below. 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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 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 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
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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

Semester: Summer 2014

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
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate 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 address below. 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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Global Health

Length of Internship: Summer 2014

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
  • Assisting with research for upcoming experts meetings, writing memos on topics to be discussed, and researching speakers and participants
  • Providing background research and editing support for Fellow's upcoming book, global health updates and other publications
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events
  • 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
  • Laboratory or biology experience is a plus
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong editing skills and research experience, and familiarity with scientific journal articles
  • Strong proofreading, editing 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 address below. 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 Institutions and Global Governance Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: International Institutions and Global Governance

Semester: Summer 2014

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

  • Providing ongoing assistance for research on global governance issues for the program on Global Governance and International Institutions (IIGG).
  • The intern can provide valuable assistance to ongoing research that feeds into IIGG work, including the role of rising powers in global governance, U.S. attitudes towards global governance, and aspects of regionalism and multilateralism.
  • Write summaries of research for the various components of the program's multimedia project, the Global Governance Monitor.
  • Editing and proofreading the Global Governance Monitor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated background and interest in International Affairs, Political Science, International Law, Human Rights, Public Policy, and/or Global Governance
  • Word processing and Internet research skills
  • Strong research & administrative abilities
  • Strong writing and editing experience

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 address below. 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 Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Latin American Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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
  • 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 student with a concentration in International Relations or Latin American Studies
  • Fluency in Spanish (with an emphasis on reading) required
  • English and Spanish word processing and internet research skills
  • Strong research & administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Previous work 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 address below. 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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Women and Foreign Policy Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: New York Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Civil Societies, Markets and Democracy: Women and Foreign Policy

Semester: Summer 2014

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 Women and Foreign Policy program, a project of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative. The volunteer intern will learn about the cross-cutting role of gender in foreign policy, public health, economic growth, and international development.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assisting with research and drafting of reports, policy memoranda, articles and blog posts on women and foreign policy
  • Conducting basic research as background information for fellows, for media requests, and in preparation for roundtable meetings and events.
  • Following and preparing summaries of news of relevant issues and regions
  • Searching for basic data, statistics, information and facts for articles and ongoing research projects
  • Assisting with coordination of events including arranging mailings, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as the maintenance of files and lists.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an educational concentration in International Relations, Economics, Public Health or a related field
  • Proven interest in and understanding of women's role in and relationship to economic and political development
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, and strong online research ability

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 address below. 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 Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: CFR.org

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: CFR.org

Semester: Summer 2014

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 coding and photo production
  • Maintenance of must read databases
  • Assisting with correspondence and transcribing interviews
  • Assisting with research for 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

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 Internship


Posted: April 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Defense Policy

Semester: Summer 2014

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 Defense Policy unit resides within the National Security and Defense Program of the larger David Rockefeller Studies Program, which encompasses all Council research efforts. Defense Policy explores structural, organizational, operational, and budgetary dimensions of 21st century security challenges, viewed principally through the lens of the U.S. Department of Defense. Research staff of Defense Policy also manage CFR's Defense in Depth blog.

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:.

  • Research and fact verification in support of the department's ongoing writing and analysis projects.
  • Assist in creation of a daily news brief and guidance of social media activity on behalf of the senior fellow.
  • Monitor pertinent current events and be prepared to brief senior fellow and research associate accordingly.
  • Attend and take notes at think tank, university, and government events around the D.C. area.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, history, security studies, or similar
  • Editorial or defense-related experience preferred
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Close attention to detail
  • Social media savvy and excellent understanding of editorial best practices
  • Appropriate awareness and 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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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

Semester: Summer 2014

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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Franklin Williams Internship


Posted: February 2014 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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Global Health Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Global Health Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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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International Institutions and Global Governance Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: International Institutions and Global Governance

Semester: Summer 2014

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 project related to reports and articles for the Global Governance Monitor (GGM) and the Global Governance Report Card (GGR)
  • Write summaries of research for the various components and sections of the GGM and GGR
  • Editing and proofreading the GGM and GGR

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 Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Japan Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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
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Korea Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Korea Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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 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
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Middle East Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 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.

  • Conducting research and writing for the fellow's blog and articles
  • Providing briefs for the fellow on critical issues or events
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events
  • Undergraduate student focusing on International Relations or Middle East Studies
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Prior work experience in policy, research, journalism, writing or editing
  • Knowledge of Arabic or Hebrew 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
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U.S. Foreign Policy Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: U.S. Foreign Policy, Studies

Semester: Summer 2014

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, U.S.-China relations, and Geoeconomics, which would contribute directly to the substance of study group meetings, as well as publications of the fellow.
  • Administrative and logistical duties as needed
  • Assisting with the coordination of roundtables and meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student with concentration in International Relations or related field
  • Strong research and writing skills; previous research experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Language skills (i.e. Mandarin Chinese) preferred, but not 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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Washington Meetings Volunteer Internship


Posted: February 2014 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship Department: Washington Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Meetings Program (on-site)

Semester: Summer 2014

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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