Volunteer Internships

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students and graduate students 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 Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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 (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research, writing, copy editing, and fact-checking for op-ed pieces, blogs, articles, and books on sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Assisting in administering online tools, such as blogs and the Nigeria Security Tracker
  • Participating 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, Conflict Resolution, Development, Political Science or a related field
  • Proven interest and understanding of African Policy issues
  • Strong research, writing, and copy editing skills
  • French, Arabic, or Portuguese language skills a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database research skills
  • Familiarity with blogging, social media, and crisis mapping or GIS 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 5,000+ 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 Employe and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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, writing, and editing.

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

  • Conducting research as requested on topics related to the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) mission and fellow’s area of research, including conflict prevention, national security, military operations, and drones.
  • Provide research support for fellow’s upcoming book, focusing on debunking inflated threats related to armed conflict, terrorism, disease, national security, etc.
  • Help to manage CPA’s  Global Conflict Tracker and social media.
  • Assisting with general CPA activities, such as roundtable meeting preparations and publication editing.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with high academic achievement, focusing on international relations, public policy, history, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in national security, military operations, and/or intelligence a plus
  • Research, writing, and editing skills, with emphasis on conflict, military policy, and intelligence preferred
  • 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 5,000+ 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 Employe and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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 Editorial Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: CFR Editorial

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)

  • Supporting production and editing of CFR Digital content
  • Photo, website content, and podcast producation reseach; editing photos and audio, and copyediting news stories and multimedia projects
  • Assist with transcribing interviews, and disseminations and outreach of CFR Digital content, including supporting metrics analysis

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations or journalism
  • Previous journalism, web, multimedia experience a plus
  • Excellent editing skills and  familiarity with Chicago Style
  • Proficiency in MS Office, HTML, CMS, and photo editing skills 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 5,000+ 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 Employe and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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 Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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. This volunteer internship will provide a robust understanding of economic development as well as how to strengthen democracy and rule of law.

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Following and preparing daily news round-ups on relevant issues and regions to CSMD, and drafting relevant tweets
  • Conducting research and write briefs and book summaries on global supply chains for fellow’s upcoming book
  • Assisting team in proposing topics, drafting, and editing weekly blog post
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an educational concentration or demonstrated interest in democracy and human rights, corruption and rule of law, global supply chains and international trade, or economic growth in developing countries
  • Related academic and policy research and writing experience;  previous internship experience in the field preferred
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

 

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 5,000+ 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 Marketing Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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 support marketing campaigns and relationship building for Model Diplomacy and other new educational products about foreign policy and international affairs. The volunteer intern will be exposed to market research, product development, and audience engagement.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conduct marketing research for CFR Campus resources
  • Support the e-mail and direct mail campaigns of CFR Campus
  • Contribute to content development for CFR Education’s social media, blog, and other marketing materials
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, majoring in marketing, business, communications, liberal arts, or related field
  • Previous experience or interest in Model UN, simulations, or education a plus
  • Previous experience with social media
  • Superior attention to detail and online research skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite

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 5,000+ 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: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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 Model Diplomacy initiative.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with the development of Model Diplomacy cases, including by researching, drafting, and editing written materials and assembling data and news sources.  
  • Contributing to other tasks surrounding additions and changes to Model Diplomacy, creation of educational modules, and other Education department projects as requested
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, majoring in international relations, history, political science, or a related field
  • Relevant research experience, as well as an interest in teaching, Model UN, simulations, and/or education a plus
  • Experience with basic quantitative data and online data visualization platforms preferred
  • Stong attention to detail and online research skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite

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 5,000+ 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: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on economics, environmental/energy studies, international relations, or related major.
  • Previous working or internship experience focusing on climate, energy, or environmental policy research
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, SQL, R, Stata, and Tableau software experience a plus
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational 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 5,000+ 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 Business Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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
  • Assist with financial operations of the magazine
  • 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

  • Undergraduate student with educational concentration in business, marketing, political science, communications, media studies, journalism, or other related field
  • 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 5,000+ 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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Foreign Affairs Events and Business Development Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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):

  • Assisting with the programming and execution of large-scale conferences focused on emerging markets
  • Researching and interacting with high-level leaders in business and government and with valued Foreign Affairs subscribers and New York business leaders
  • Supporting the business side of the production of the magazine and website, and the development of the video marketing strategy
  • Conducting research and preparing reports on top companies and non-profit institutions

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in international relations, public policy, regional studies, publishing, marketing, communications, business, or a related field
  • Previous relevent coursework, internship, or work experience  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite necessary and experience working with Creative Suite preferred
  • Prior experience with proofreading, editing, and online research preferred
  • Attention to detail and editing skills
  • Spanish, Portuguese, or language mastery a plus w

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 5,000+ 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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Franklin Williams Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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 Health Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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 participate in the global health program’s research and support daily activities as needed. 

 

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

  • Conducting research, writing, and editing on global health topics
  • Translation of Chinese sources for fellow’s upcoming book on envirnomental health in China
  • Live updating interactive vaccine-preventable disease outbreak map as well as fellow’s Twitter account with timely global health news
  • Reading and retrieving articles relevant to fellow’s research
  • Attending and staff general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focusing on international affairs, global public health, international development, or a related field
  • Demonstrated interest of global health field
  • Familiarity working in an office and conducting research
  • 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

 

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 5,000+ 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: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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)

 

  • Assisting with drafting short character biographies for fellow’s upcoming book on the Marshall Plan
  • Locating and organization research materials, carrying out fact-checking and other tasks related to completion of the book manuscript
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student with background in history, economics, or related field
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills 
  • 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 5,000+ 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: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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, writing, and editing. 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)

  • Reading and synthesizing news articles, oral histories, biographies, and memoirs
  • Writing profiles of leading figures in venture capital and proposing new angles for research
  • Remaining up-to-date on developments in Silicon Valley venture capital, compiling periodic news briefs, and reading relevant columns
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student with background in economics, political economy, history, or related field
  • Former experience in research, writing, and editing ability
  • Demonstrated interest in historical research
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and citation management 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 5,000+ 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, cover letter, and two writing samples, 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
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Latin America Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: New York Type: Spring 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):

  • Research specific areas for blog posts, articles, book chapters, and other publications as requested, with focus on Latin America, corruption, and global supply chains
  • Collect news articles from U.S. and Latin American newspapers for a weekly news roundup
  • Attend general meetings as time permits

 

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
  • Previous work/internship experience a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and internet research skills
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet multiple deadlines in fast-paced environment

 

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 5,000+ 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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Center for Preventive Action Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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 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/globalconflicttracker

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (seniors or recent grads preferred) or graduate student with background in International Relations, International Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, or related field  
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills on subjects related to CPA research area
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and social media familiarity
  • 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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CFR Editorial and Creative Innovations Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: CFR Editorial

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, Communications,  International Relations, or Political Science
  • Previous 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; experience with web publishing, HTML, or photoshop 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 5,000+ 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 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
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: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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:

  • Copy-editing press releases, press notes, media guides, and other communications materials
  • Fact checking written materials and conducting research to develop targeted press lists
  • Fielding press inquiries about CFR and media requests for experts
  • Assisting with press check-in  and providing staffing support at weekly CFR events

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Communications, Journalism, or International Relations
  • Previous internship experience in events, journalism, marketing, or other think tank organizations preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, as well as social media channels and research databases
  • 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Franklin Williams Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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:

  • Research topics related to U.S. competitiveness, trade, immigration, and other themes under CFR’s Renewing America initiative
  • 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 relevant internship or research experience
  • Must be comfortable with researching and working with economic data, have a familiarity with domestic economic issues, and strong writing skills
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Business Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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, 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:

  • Preparing for member outreach and correspondence by drafting background briefs, summarizing company interests, and drawing connections to current CFR research, and researching bios on executives
  • Monitor member company news and announcements to help corporate member relations team identify upgrade opportunities and at-risk memberships
  • Researching multinational companies that are current members or may be interested in joining the Corporate Program
  • Participating in the administration of conferences and meetings, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees and staffing events
  • Other departmental support as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student (preferred) with a concentration in business or international relations.
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior professional 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

 

 

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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Global Health Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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:

  • Conduct research and write memos to support Senior Fellow’s book project
  • Collaborate with research associate to manage global health roundtable events, including assisting in the preparation of background papers and materials for distribution, preparing invitations, and corresponding with speakers
  • Track news, policy developments, and data sources

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in global health, international affairs, economics, trade, or related field, with excellent academic credentials
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite
  • Prior research or relevant intern experience 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 5,000+ 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 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
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: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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:

  • Assisting with research assignments;  focus will be primarily on Japan and Northeast Asia
  • Supporting Senior Fellow in research on political debates on various issues such as security, economy, and energy
  • Helping with preparations for Japan studies roundtables and meetings, and taking notes 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 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Meetings Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: Washington 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.

 

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 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, or related field
  • Relevant work or internship experience in organizing events and VIP relations preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented, high level of professionalism
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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 articles, reports, and preparation materials for the fellow’s speaking engagements
  • Providing semi-weekly briefings on developments in the Middle East and Europe
  • Editing for fellow’s articles and blog posts
  • Supporting preparations for roundtables and meetings

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Middle East Studies, International Relations, or a related major
  • Regional experience in the Middle East including professional experience abroad strongly desired
  • Focus on Europe and/or Transatlantic issues preferred
  • Arabic language abilities a plus
  • 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 5,000+ 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 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Washington External Affairs Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: Washington External Affairs

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, including drafting invitations and other meetings materials.
  • Help manage an extensive database
  • Distribute publications, both electronically and by hand delivery when necessary
  • Provide support for Congress program events by assisting in planning and execution of weekly meetings on Capitol Hill with congressional senior staff

Qualifications:

  • Must be available three days a week including Fridays
  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in international relations, American government, public policy or related field
  • Congressional internship or professional experience highly preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, database management

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 5,000+ 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 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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Women and Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: October 2016 Location: Washington Type: Spring 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 Women and Foreign Policy program. 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 researching, editing, and occasionally drafting blog posts for the the Women Around the World channel
  • 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
  • Assisting with coordination of events including arranging mailings, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other support as needed
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an educational concentration in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Policy, Women’s Studies, or a related field
  • Proven interest in and understanding of  women’s role in and relationship to U.S. foreign policy interests.
  • 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 5,000+ 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
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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