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.

Asia Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

Fax: (212) 434-9893

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Asia Studies

Semester: Spring 2015

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

The 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, speeches, 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 above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

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


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: Executive Office

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Board Senior Fellow Volunteer Internship

Semester: Spring 2015

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

The 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 contemporary U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East and East Asia in particular.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, History, National Security, or a related field
  • Experience editing and fact checking documents
  • Mastery of a foreign language a plus
  • 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 above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

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

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Center for Geoeconomic Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Semester: Spring 2015

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

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

Further responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the center's activities, including roundtables and meetings, publications, and social media initiatives
  • Assisting with research related to the mission of the center
  • Attending general CFR meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other administrative work, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in international relations, economics, political science, or a related field
  • Previous internship experience or experience working in an office setting
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity working with social media outlets
  • Advanced writing, editing, and research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and strong attention to detail

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

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

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

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

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Energy and Environment Volunteer Internship


Posted: December 2014 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department:     Energy and the Environment

Semester:           Spring 2015

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

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The intern will report to the Fellow 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, 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

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 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 Internships


Posted: July 2014 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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Grant Management Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: Director of Studies Office

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065

Fax: (212) 434-9893

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Director of Studies Office, Grant Management

Semester: Spring 2015

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

The volunteer intern will receive a thorough exposure to the entire lifecycle of a foundation grant and become familiar with non-profit administrative processes related to foundation grants, including budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of project, and record-keeping.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Proofreading and editing foundation grant proposals and reports
  • Reviewing financial statements and budgets associated with foundation grant proposals and reports
  • Research prospective donors through development databases and the internet
  • Drafting donor correspondence, and other logistical or administrative work, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, majoring in international relations, history, political science, or a related field
  • Previous internship experience or experience working in an office setting
  • Experience working with databases
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

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

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

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

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

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CFR.org Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: CFR.org

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: CFR.org

Semester: Spring 2015

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

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

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Participation in the day-to-day operations of an online news and analysis website.
  • Providing support in editing and production of pieces for the website, including coding and photo selections
  • Compile and produce weekly Must Read publications
  • Assisting with correspondence and transcribing interviews
  • Assisting with metrics analysis
  • Assisting with research for publications and interactive multimedia projects

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

Semester: Spring 2015

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

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

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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

Semester: Spring 2015

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

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Events Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: Events

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Events

Semester: Spring 2015

The Events Program coordinates and implements all events and meetings for the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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

  • Assisting the Events Team with all aspects of meetings and events, including menu planning and event set-ups
  • Providing support to the events staff, including assisting with client contracts, supply ordering, client relationships and calendar support
  • Researching ways to cut event supply costs and to become more eco-friendly

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the events field
  • Academic major in Events/Hospitality and/or Communications, or a relevant field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task

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: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Japan Studies

Semester: Spring 2015

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

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Latin America Volunteer Internship


Posted: October 2014 Location: Washington Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department: Latin American Studies

Length of internship: Spring 2015

The Latin America program analyzes the dynamic relationships between the United States and the nations in the Western Hemisphere. Current projects focus on Brazil, Mexico, Globalization and Democracy, and Cuba.

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:

  • Working on a diverse array of short-term research and writing assignments focused on Brazil and the region.
  • Monitoring foreign news sources for trends and current events related to Brazil, Latin America and U.S. foreign policy
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior staff
  • Attending and reporting on meetings and briefings on Brazil and Latin America, which will require extensive research and knowledge of regional institutions and foreign news sources. This reporting will contribute to research for a book project on Brazil.
  • Other responsibilities will be based on the work of the fellow and research associate.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate senior or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Latin American Studies; economics or language concentration is a plus
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese word processing and internet research skills
  • Substantive research and writing experience
  • Strong research & administrative skills; excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese required (Portuguese 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.

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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