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.

New York Internships

Washington Internships

Africa Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:                     Africa Studies

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The 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, copy editing, and fact-checking for op-ed pieces, articles, books on sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Assist in administering online tools, such as blogs and the Nigeria Security Tracker
  • Assisting with coordination of events; including arranging mailings, corresponding with speakers and presiders, booking travel,  and other tasks as necessary.
  • Participate in daily meetings with senior fellow to discuss Africa and Africa program issues.
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student (Master’s preferred) with an educational concentration in Africa, Anthropology, Conflict Resolution, Development, Political Science or a related field
  • Proven interest and understanding of African Policy issues
  • Strong research, writing, copy editing and administrative skills
  • French, Arabic or Hausa language skills a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and database skills
  • Familiarity with blogging, social media, and crisis mapping a plus

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Center for Geoeconomic Studies Volunteer Internship


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:                     Center for Geoeconomic Studies

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

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

Further responsibilities include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Center for Preventive Action Volunteer Internship


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     Center for Preventive Action

 

Semester:            Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

  • Providing research, analysis, and administrative support on CPA projects, including, but not limited to conflict prevention, national security, military operations and drones
  • Attending and taking notes at various foreign policy discussions; creating memos summarizing key points of discussions
  • Assisting with general CPA activities, such as roundtables meeting logistics, publications, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with high academic achievement, focusing on international relations, public policy, history, or related field
  • Experience/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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:                     Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

 

Semester:                         Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Conduct research on global supply chains and corruption/rule of law
  • Follow and prepare daily news round-ups on relevant issues and regions
  • Generate ideas for weekly blog post and work with team to draft and edit
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

 

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree with an educational concentration in International Relations, International Economics, Political Science or a related field
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills. Related research experience in an academic or professional setting, as well as previous internship experience preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail , organization, and proofreading ability
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Communications Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

Department:                     Global Communications and Media Relations

 

Semester:                            Fall 2015

 

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

 

The 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

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Communications, Journalism, or International Relations
  • Previous administrative work a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Corporate Programming Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

Department:                     Corporate Affairs

 

Semester:                            Fall 2015

 

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

 

The 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, with the aim of integrating research into future programming
  • Assisting in all facets of event preparation and staffing, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees, staffing events, drafting invitations, preparing marketing materials etc.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Corporate Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Corporate Affairs

Department:                     Corporate Affairs

 

Semester:                            Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Researching multinational companies that are current members or may be interested in joining the Corporate Program
  • Assisting staff with member outreach and correspondence
  • Monitor member company news and announcements
  • Participating in the administration of conferences and meetings, including making follow-up phone calls to invitees and staffing events
  • Other 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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Development Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Development

Department:                     Development

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

CFR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and relies on charitable contributions from individual, corporate, and institutional donors to help support its programs and to launch new initiatives.  The Development Office is responsible for fund raising initiatives including a $6+ million annual fund program, a planned giving program, grants from foundations and corporations, and various endowment programs. 

 

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

  • Researching prospective donors through development databases and the internet
  • Creating briefers and prospect summaries
  • Supporting the editing and writing of funding proposals and donor correspondence
  • Assisting with foundation research and helping uncover potential funding opportunities
  • Other administrative work as needed

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying non profit management, international relations, or a related field
  • Previous fundraising work/internship experience preferred
  • Research, writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Strong research and organizational skills and good attention to detail

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Digital and Cyberspace Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 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 proposed 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

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student majoring in International Relations, Computer Science, Political Science or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in network security, innovation, and technology a plus
  • Strong research experience
  • Mandarin or Russian language skills a plus
  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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Education Marketing Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Education

Department:                     Education

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer intern will have the opportunity to support marketing campaigns and relationship building for Model Diplomacy and other new educational products about foreign policy and international affairs. The volunteer intern will be exposed to market research, product development, and audience engagement.

 

Further responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research to indentify new contacts and relationship building opportunities for Model Diplomacy and the Global Literacy Initiative
  • Support the e-mail and direct mail campaigns of Model Diplomacy
  • Assist with the Model Diplomacy early adopter campaign fulfillment as needed
  • Contribute to content development for Education’s social media, newsletter, and other marketing materials
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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Education Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Education

Department:                     Education

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer intern will have the opportunity to conduct research on current foreign policy topics while helping to create a new series of educational materials. This volunteer intern will be exposed to the writing, research, and program planning of Model Diplomacy cases, as well as providing support for the launch of the Model Diplomacy initiative.

 

Further responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the research, drafting, and editing of various Model Diplomacy case materials, dealing with diverse topics such as Iran’s nuclear program, the European  economic crisis, and the East China Sea.
  • Support the preparations for the January launch of Model Diplomacy
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Performing other logistical duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     Energy and Geoeconomics

 

Semester:           Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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Energy and the Environment Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 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 the Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies 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 helping to prepare research briefs and locating and manipulating energy, environment, and economic data sets
  • Supporting time sensitive research requests with regard to fellow’s day-to-day activities
  • Assisting with various tasks ranging from logistical coordination to current event tracking
  • Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, Political Science, International Relations, or related major
  • Strong interest and experience in the field of energy and the environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
  • Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
  • High attention to detail and excellent organization

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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Foreign Affairs, Business Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Foreign Affairs: Publishing

Department:                                    Foreign Affairs – Publishing Business

 

Semester:                                             Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Foreign Affairs Publishing Department has a strong focus on marketing the magazine to educators, students, foreign policy associations and other non-profit organizations.  Foreign Affairs produces academic resources such as Foreign Affairs Books and Custom Textbooks.  These titles are used by professors in International Relations, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy from universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada.  The internship offers an exciting opportunity to learn about marketing, outreach, and academic publishing at the preeminent journal of international affairs.

 

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

  • Researching marketing and sales opportunities for the magazine in higher education, including corresponding with educators who use Foreign Affairs in the classroom
  • Organizing special mailings of Foreign Affairs for publicity purposes
  • Assist with financial operations of the magazine
  • Researching web usability and marketing strategies
  • Assist in ongoing social media and digital marketing efforts for the brand
  • Develop and report on search engine marketing campaigns

 

 

Qualifications

  • Educational concentration in Business, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Media Studies or Journalism
  • Strong interest in the business side of publishing a must. Previous publishing and/or media experience a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication, writing,  and customer service skills

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Foreign Affairs, Editorial Volunteer Internship


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: Foreign Affairs: Editorial

Department:                                     Foreign Affairs - Editorial

 

Semester:                                            Fall 2015

 

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

 

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):

  • Assist editors in preparing site content, including articles, ebooks, and multimedia
  • Assisting with database management
  • Other logistical support as needed

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in political science, international affairs, journalism, or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and online publishing
  • Past internship experience preferred
  • Some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, html, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resources department at the below address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer.  Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

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

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Franklin Williams Intern


Posted: July 2015 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 Health Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:                     Global Health

 

Semester:                          Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. 

 

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

  • Maintaining online tools, fact checking and conducting research all related to outbreaks of diseases
  • Manage latest publications on Global Health
  • Provide editorial support for Fellow
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events and other various projects
  • Attending and staff general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focusing on International Affairs, Global Health, Public Health or a related field
  • Familiarity working in an office
  • Facility to navigate new interfaces, e.g. online trackers
  • Laboratory or biology experience is a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Strong editing skills and research experience, and familiarity with scientific journal articles
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail

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

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

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


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:                                     Global Health, Governance

 

Semester:                                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The volunteer intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. The volunteer intern will gain a broader understanding of global health from exposure to policy-oriented research and outreach activities. 

 

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

  • Conducting research on background information on environmental health in China and other topics as needed
  • Assiting with social media posts, including drafting twitter content
  • Assisting with research for upcoming experts meetings, aiding with logistical aspects of events
  • Provide occasional administrative and logistical support as needed
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, Global Public Health, China/East Asia studies or related field
  • Previous global health work/internship experience a plus
  • Strong research, proofreading, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Mandarin fluency preferred
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Grant Management Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program: Director of Studies Office

Department:                     Director of Studies Office, Grant Management

 

Semester:                           Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

Further responsibilities include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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International Economics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     International Economics

 

Semester:            Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The 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)

 

  • Providing assistance with Fellow’s book, including but not limited to, research and review duties as well as editing, fact checking and citation compilation
  • Locating economic data in electronic/online databases and performing basic analysis
  • Managing citations and shepherding proofreading process
  • Assisting with preparation and distribution of columns and articles
  • 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
  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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International Economics, History Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     International Economics, History

 

Semester:            Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The 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 and analyzing 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, writng and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Russian language skills a plus

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Latin America Studies Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Department:     Latin American Studies

 

Semester:            Fall 2015

 

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

 

The 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
  • English and Spanish word processing and internet research skills
  • Strong research & administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Previous work/internship experience a plus

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Publications Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: New York Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program: Director of Studies Office

Department:                     Publications

 

Semester:                          Fall 2015

 

 

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

 

The 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)

  • Assist Publications Department with all stages of CFR publications processes, including project organization
  • Editing and proofreading projects
  • Providing maintenance and supporting the editorial oversight of CFR webpages and partner websites
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, Journalism, English, Writing, History or related field
  • Strong interest in publishing
  • Strong background in editing, writing, and research preferred
  • Experience working with a school newspaper/journal or in an office setting preferred
  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

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

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Center for Preventive Action Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

 

Department:          Studies, Center for Preventive Action

 

Semester:               Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Center for 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 (minimum GPA 3.5/4.0)
  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

 

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.org News Team Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: CFR.org

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:         CFR.org

 

Semester:             Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
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 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:               Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

 

Semester:                    Fall 2015

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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

 

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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Corporate Program Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:           Corporate Program

 

Semester:                 Fall 2015

 

 

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

 

The 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 managing director, corporate affairs, and work closely with the program associate, 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

 

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

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006

Fax: 202.509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

 

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

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Defense Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:         Defense Policy

 

Semester:              Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Monitor developments within context of both U.S. defense policy and international conflict, assisting in creation of weekly news digest.
  • Research and analysis contributing to multiple long-term projects regarding U.S. defense policy and future conflict dynamics.
  • Assist in editing, curation, and general maintenance of Defense in Depth blog.
  • Attend and take notes at relevant events around D.C., including at think tanks, universities, and government offices.
  • Assist with logistical and administrative duties as needed.
  • Opportunity to pursue original research and publication under guidance of intern supervisor.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, history, security studies, or similar
  • Editorial or defense-related experience preferred
  • Superior, demonstrated writing skills
  • Strong research background; familiarity with defense-oriented news sources
  • Social media savvy, excellent understanding of editorial best practices, and appropriate decorum in dealing with military personnel

 

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

 

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

 

Please email, mail, or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples, including position name, days, and times available to work to the Human Resource Office at the above address.  The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

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

 

Semester:               Fall 2015

 

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Energy and Geoeconomics Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:     Energy and Geoeconomics

 

Semester:           Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the 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 Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Fax:  (202) 509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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

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Events Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Events

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                 Events

 

Semester:                        Fall 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications:            

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Franklin Williams Internship


Posted: July 2015 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 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:          Geoeconomics

 

Semester:               Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006

Fax 202.509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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 Communications and Media Relations Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:             Global Communications and Media Relations

 

Semester:                  Fall 2015

 

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

 

The 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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 Program Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:           Global Health Program

 

Semester:                Fall 2015

 

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • 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, scheduling, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers, and providing other logistical support
  • Track news, policy developments, and data sources

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in public health, international affairs, economics,trade, or related field, with excellent academic credentials
  • Prior research, office assistance, or relevant intern experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Good judgment, confidence, and an ability to complete projects independently or with limited supervision
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet, and a familiarity with social media
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:            International Institutions and Global Governance

 

Semester:                 Fall 2015

 

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:         Japan Studies

 

Semester:              Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:  

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

 

Qualifications:            

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:       Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East

 

Semester:              Fall 2015

 

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

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • 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 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW

Washington DC 20006

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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

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Washington Meetings Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: Washington Meetings

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:                Meetings Program

 

Semester:                     Fall 2015

 

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

 

In the nation’s capital, the Council’s Washington Meetings Program provides a nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate by bringing CFR members together with policymakers, world leaders, academic experts, and prominent thinkers to discuss a wide range of international issues. The Meetings intern provides valuable support for the department in all aspects of meeting programming.

 

The intern would develop professionally while working in a dynamic team-oriented environment.  He or she would gain experience assisting in the coordination of events, improve familiarity with a wide range of foreign policy topics and experts, and have the opportunity to observe high-level dialogue on contemporary foreign policy issues.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:  

  • Assisting with all facets of meeting organization, including drafting invitation and confirmation letters, compiling biographies, and making follow-up calls to member participants.
  • Providing Washington Meetings staff with logistical support during event preparation.
  • Staffing events: registering guests, ushering, and handling microphones.
  • Under the direction of Washington Meetings staff, conducting research on current topics in U.S. foreign policy to help shape upcoming programs.
  • Assisting with  document editing, compiling statistics, and database entry.

 

Qualifications:            

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

FAX (202) 509-8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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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Women and Foreign Policy Volunteer Intern


Posted: July 2015 Location: Washington Type: Fall Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:              Women and Foreign Policy

 

Semester:                    Fall 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Women and Foreign Policy program. The volunteer intern will learn about the cross-cutting role of gender in foreign policy, public health, economic growth, and international development.

 

The volunteer duties of the intern will include:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

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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