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: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Assisting with research, writing, copy editing, and fact-checking for op-ed pieces, articles, 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 4,900+ 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 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: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

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

 

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

  • 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 roundtables meeting logistics, publication editing, etc.

 

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 4,900+ 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 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: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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)

  • Working in CFR's content management system to code and edit pieces for the site.
  • Photo and editorial reseach, editing photos and audio, and copyediting news stories and multimedia projects
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Assisting with research for all CFR.org projects
  • Assisting with social media

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations, journalism, video production or related field.
  • Previous administrative, journalism, and web experience; multimedia experience a plus.
  • Excellent editing, writing, and research skills 
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in PC/Mac operating systems, MS Office;  Final Cut, HTML, CMS, Photoshop skills a plus.
  • Ability to work independently or on a team.

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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 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: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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
  • Drafting tweets for program twitter feed
  • Conducting research and write briefs and book summaries on global supply chains for fellow’s upcoming book
  • Assisting team in drafting and editing weekly blog post
  • 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 academic and policy research and writing experience;  previous internship experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail , organization, and proofreading ability
  • 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 4,900+ 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 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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Communications Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Previous administrative or customer service experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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 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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Corporate Programming Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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 and help brainstorm global issues relevant to the business community and identifying potential speakers, and meeting topics 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, logistical packets, and talking points, etc.

 

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
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • 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 4,900+ 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 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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Digital and Cyberspace Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. 

 

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

  • Gathering primary data and contributing to the development of a cybersecurity tracker
  • Supporting the drafting, editing, and curation of content for fellow’s blog and Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program page
  • Draft weekly in-review post for the Net Politics blog
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other logistical duties as required by the supervisor

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student majoring in international relations, computer science, with background to network security, or a related field
  • Demonstrated nterest in network security, innovation, and technology a plus
  • Strong research experience
  • Excellent proofreading, editing skills, and attention to detail

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ 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 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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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     David Rockefeller Studies Program

 

Semester:           Fall 2016

 

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.
  • 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 4,900+ 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, Editorial Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Foreign Affairs: 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.

Foreign Affairs magazine has a volunteer internship opening in the Editorial Department. The volunteer intern will have the unique opportunity to see all of the inner workings of a major magazine.

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

  • Supporting editors in search engine optimization and image research, social media, multimedia production, and article staging
  • Attending Council meetings as time permits
  • Other logistical support as needed

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in political science, international affairs, journalism, or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and online publishing; past relevant internship experience preferred
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Superior attention to detail, with ability to juggle multiple priorities

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 4,900+ 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 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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Franklin Williams Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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 Business Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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 (but are not limited to):

  • 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 with a concentration in international relations, political science, finance, or related field
  • Experience in a corporate environment preferred; prior administrative experience required
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Database management skills highly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Superior telephone etiquette and attention to detail

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ 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 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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International Economics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

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

 

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

  • Conducting research relevant to the program, including a history of venture capital in Silicon Valley
  • Monitoring relevant news developments, podcasts, and blogs
  • Providing logistical assistance with event planning
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

Qualifications

 

  • Undergraduate student with background in economics, politics and/or history
  • Demonstrated research, writing, and editing ability
  • Ability to analyze economic data a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ 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 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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International Economics, History Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

 

  • Undergraduate student with background in history, economics, or related field
  • Excellent research, 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 4,900+ 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 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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Latin America Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall 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 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 4,900+ 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 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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National Program and Outreach Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: National Program and Outreach

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.

 

With more than one-third of its members based outside of New York and Washington, DC, the goal of the National Program and Outreach is to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide. The National Program supports and connects CFR members across the country. Outreach extends CFR resources to leaders in a cross-section of American life, including the academic community; religious leaders; state and local officials; and civic, nonprofit, and community leaders.

 

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

  • Supporting Outreach social media presence
  • Assiting with event preparation including, publication and materials inventory, coordinating mailings, and newsletters
  • Providing support in preparation for Global Kids Summer Institute
  • Attending general CFR meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Assisting with other administrative duties for three Outreach Initiatives

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in international affairs, political science, history, or a related field
  • Previous office experience desirable
  • General multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and research 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 4,900+ 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 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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Publications Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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 Publications Department is involved in the editing, production, and marketing of CFR Books, Task Force reports, Council Special Reports, the Annual Report, and papers on a wide range of issues. 

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a publishing career.

 

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

  • Assisting Publications department with all stages of CFR publications processes
  • Editing and proofreading projects
  • Providing maintenance and supporting the editorial oversight of CFR webpages and partner websites
  • Assisting with other tasks as needed, including annual report preparation

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on international relations, journalism, English, writing, history or related field
  • Strong interest in publishing
  • Strong background in editing, writing, and research
  • Experience working with a school newspaper/journal or in an office setting preferred
  • Web publishing experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and conducting internet research
  • Strong attention to detail and personal initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ 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 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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U.S. Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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 (but are not limited to):

  • Researching issues related to current U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China and U.S.-Israel relations, and Geoeconomics, which would contribute directly to the substance of study group meetings, as well as publications of the fellow.
  • Assisting with the coordination of roundtables and meetings
  • Additional logistical duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with concentration in international relations or related field
  • Strong research and writing skills; previous research experience preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Mandarin, Arabic, or Hebrew language proficiency preferred, but not required

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,900+ 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 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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, Political Science, Public Policy, or History
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work independently and consistently produce high-quality work

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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 & Creative Innovations


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: CFR Editorial

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006

Fax: 202.509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

 

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                                 CFR Editorial & Creative Innovations

 

Semester:                                        Fall 2016

 

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 4,900+ 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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Communications Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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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Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Washington Program

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

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

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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 Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Director of Studies Office

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
  • 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 4,900+ 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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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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
  • 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 4,900+ 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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 (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 4,900+ 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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:

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

 

Qualifications

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

The intern will report to the program coordinator, corporate affairs.

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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 on emerging issues at the intersection of global health, international trade, and development for articles, book chapters, and CFR publications for the Global Health, Economics, and Development Program
  • Work with research associate to manage the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable series, including assisting in the preparation of background papers and materials for distribution, preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers, and providing other logistical support
  • 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
  • Good judgment, confidence, and an ability to complete projects independently or with limited supervision
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet, and a familiarity with social media
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential
  • 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 4,900+ 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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Independent Task Force Program Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Independent Task Force 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 on Foreign Relations sponsors two Independent Task Forces each year, which are overseen by the Independent Task Force Program. Chaired by distinguished public servants, Task Forces are convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy and provide policymakers with concrete judgments and recommendations. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations. Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will release a full report of its findings and recommendations.

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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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International Institutions and Global Governance Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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:

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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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International Institutions and Global Governance, Council of Councils Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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:

 

  • Ongoing assistance for the Council of Councils (CoC) initiative, including supporting the production of the Report Card on International Development and other ongoing projects
  • Editing, updating, and proofreading CoC and other publications of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program
  • Assisting with social media outreach and CoC webpage management
  • Assisting with event planning and staffing

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in international relations, political science, history, international law, global governance, human rights, public health, or policy
  • Previous research and editing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Office
  • Advanced editing, research, and writing skills

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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 Japan’s domestic politics and diplomacy in Northeast Asia
  • 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 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 4,900+ 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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Korea Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

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

  • Assisting with research assignments; focus will be primarily on Korea and Northeast Asia.
  • Providing logistical support as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with specific knowledge of the two Koreas’ foreign relations and experience with foreign resources, materials, and government system required
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Full-professional proficiency in Korean is required; full-professional proficiency in Chinese or Japanese a plus

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Please mail, email, or fax a resume, 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Washington Meetings 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 logistical support during event preparation.
  • Staffing events: registering guests, ushering, and handling microphones.
  • Under the direction of Washington Meetings staff, conducting research on current topics in U.S. foreign policy to help shape upcoming programs.
  • Assisting with  document editing, compiling statistics, and database entry.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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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Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ 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: July 2016 Location: Washington Type: Fall 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 fellows' speaking engagements
  • Providing briefings and developments in the Middle East and Europe
  • Editing for fellows' articles 
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Middle East Studies, International Relations, or a related major
  • Professional regional experience in the Middle East preferred 
  • Arabic language abilities
  • Strong editing, research and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills including 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 4,900+ 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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