Open Positions

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for research associates and program assistants to pursue a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.
Open Positions

Available Positions in New York or Washington, DC

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy

This position can be based in either the New York or Washington, DC office. The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a senior fellow for defense with a focus on how new technologies are shaping the future of warfare. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research and writing on the challenges that new technologies pose for U.S. defense policy and to identify specific, concrete steps that policymakers should take as a result. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on how U.S. defense policy should adapt in the face of rapid technological change.

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Available Positions in New York

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

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New York Office

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
tel 212.434.9400

Washington Office

1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel 202.509.8400