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Fall Internship Opportunity in the Director of Studies Office

August 24, 2011

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Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York
The Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York City.

Are you a college student interested in learning more about the foreign policy field? Do you know someone who is? If so, consider a fall internship in the Director of Studies office at the Council on Foreign Relations. There are openings both in New York and Washington, DC.

What kind of work do CFR interns do? Interns help with a variety of research projects related to U.S. foreign policy, carefully follow specific issues in the news, and assist with administrative tasks like planning meetings.

What do CFR interns learn? CFR interns learn about U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. They gain an understanding of how a think tank operates and what it accomplishes. In addition, internships are a valuable way for students to test out the foreign policy field and decide if it suits their interests.

What does CFR look for in potential interns? CFR seeks talented and motivated students focusing on international relations, political science, or a related field, with strong research, writing, and editing skills as well as some previous administrative experience. In both Washington and New York CFR seeks interns who can commit sixteen hours per week to the internship.

To apply: Please email your application, consisting of a resume and cover letter, directly to

Update: This internship position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. We will begin recruiting interns for spring semester in late November.