All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.
The Council has an internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will assist the research associate and fellow with research, editing, and administrative tasks. The intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze U.S. foreign policy and its implications.
CFR internships are paid, require a 14 – 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.
Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
- Contributing directly to the substance of study group meetings, as well as publications of the fellow by researching reactions and development to the U.S. Pivot to Asia and U.S. military and diplomatic resources deployed in Europe and the Middle East vs. in Asia
- Assist with writing and editing content, including research memorandas and briefs as needed
- Assist in logistical support as needed, including but not limited to coordination of study groups and meetings
- Undergraduate or graduate student with concentration in international relations or related field
- Students should have completed the equivalent of four semester of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
- Strong research and writing skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong Microsoft Office skills
- Mandarin, Russian language proficiency preferred, but not required
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 5,000+ 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.
CFR’s Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Robina Foundation, CFR members, and the family and friends of Franklin Williams.
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.