Volunteer Internships

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Internship Program offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations and who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis to volunteer in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices, and all volunteer internships are filled on a rolling basis. An intern’s volunteer duties generally consist of program coordination, research, editing, and writing. The volunteer internships are unpaid.

Human Geography Volunteer Internship


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:     David Rockefeller Studies Program

 

Semester:            Spring 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Providing assistance with Fellow’s studies on sectarian conflict, including tabulating economic macro and micro indicators of case studies
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits
  • Other logistical duties as required by the supervisor

 

Qualifications

 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with background and interest in economics, Asia studies, or Social Science
  • Excellent research, wiritng and editing skills , familiarity with tabular formatting and working with economic data a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ 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 Internship


Posted: January 2015 Location: New York Type: Spring Internship Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

Department:     International Economics, History

 

Semester:            Spring 2015

 

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

 

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department.  The 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 various qualitative and quantitative research tasks, including, but not limited to, conducting historical research and finding relevant literature for a fellow’s upcoming book
  • 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 economics, politics and/or history
  • Excellent research, wiritng and editing skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Language skills a plus (French, German, Russian), but not required

 

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

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ 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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