Careers

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

Available Positions in New York

Program Assistant, Membership

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 members in order to enhance their member experience.

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Assistant Director, Education

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students, as well as the interested public.

The Assistant Director will work under the direction of CFR’s Vice President, Education to provide support for departmental initiatives, including marketing, strategic partnerships, group convenings, and media production. Qualified candidates will have related experience that requires judgment, strong writing and editing ability, research, and time management skills. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020.

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Staff Editor, Foreign Affairs

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a Staff Editor to join the Foreign Affairs editorial team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The new editor will serve as a general article editor working on both print and online articles. The job will involve editing pieces, generating story ideas, and assisting with other publication-related tasks. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020.

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Senior Writer, Education

The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students. 

Working under the supervision of senior management in the Education Department, the Senior Writer will collaborate with a small editorial team to research, pitch, and create multimedia lessons developed as part of CFR’s World101 course. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020.

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Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies, New York

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. As part of the Studies Program, the Research Associate will support the work of a distinguished fellow who specializes in the Middle East. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. As part of the Studies Program,  the Research Associate will work with various Senior Fellows within the Women and Foreign Policy Program. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020.

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Research Associate, Africa Policy Studies

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. Current opportunities are on a fully remote basis through the end of calendar year 2020. The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, focusing on U.S. foreign policy with respect to political and security issues, conflict resolution, disease, and civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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How to Apply

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Contact

For more information, please contact humanresources@cfr.org

New York Office

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

Washington Office

1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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