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.

Center for Geoeconomic Studies Volunteer Intern


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

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

 

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

 

Further responsibilities include:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Volunteer Intern


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

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

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, a project of the David Rockefeller Studies Program. This volunteer internship will provide a robust understanding of economic development as well as how to strengthen democracy and rule of law.


The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Analyzing data dealing with international trade for fellow’s upcoming book
  • Assisting with research for blog posts; researching leading thinkers on various development, democracy, and rule of law issues
  • Follow and prepare summaries of news on relevant issues and regions
  • Assisting with coordination of events including arranging mailings, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree with an educational concentration in International Relations, International Economics, Political Science or a related field
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills. Related research experience in an academic or professional setting, as well as previous office experience, are preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail , organization, and proofreading ability
  • Experience working with 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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Corporate Affairs Volunteer Intern


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Corporate Programming Volunteer Intern


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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Franklin Williams Intern


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

Overview of the Franklin Williams Internship

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Eligibility

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

 

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

 

Franklin Williams Internship

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

 

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

 

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

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Latin America Volunteer Intern


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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CFR.org News Team Volunteer Intern


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

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 CFR.org

 

Semester:                                        Summer 2015

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

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

 

Semester:     Summer 2015

 

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


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

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Department:     Energy and Geoeconomics

Semester:           Summer 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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Franklin Williams Internship


Posted: February 2015 Location: Washington Type: Summer Internship

Overview of the Franklin Williams Internship

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Eligibility

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

 

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

 

Franklin Williams Internship

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

 

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

 

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

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Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


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

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 Geoeconomics

 

Semester:                                        Summer 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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


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

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:           Japan Studies

 

Semester:               Summer 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:  

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

 

Qualifications:            

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

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VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                 Women and Foreign Policy

 

Semester:                      Summer 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the 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:

  • The intern will assist with researching, editing, and occasionally drafting blog posts for the Development 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
  • Searching for basic data, statistics, information and facts for articles and ongoing research projects
  • Assisting with coordination of events including arranging mailings, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as the maintenance of files and lists.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with an educational concentration in 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 economic and political development
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, and strong online research ability

 

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

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

 

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the 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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