Council on Foreign Relations

Volunteer Internship, Japan Studies, Spring 2018

Department
David Rockefeller Studies Program
Washington
DC

Overview

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.

 

By actively participating in this project, this volunteer intern will gain a deeper understanding of several current foreign policy topics, their related debates, and a range of credible sources for accurate information. The intern will also participate in learning how to creatively educate a diverse audience on these particular topics.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research assignments; focus will be primarily on Japan and Northeast Asia
  • Supporting Senior Fellow in research on political debates on various issues such as security, economy, and energy
  • Helping with preparations for Japan studies roundtables and meetings, and taking notes as needed

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies
  • Demonstrated background and interest in Japan
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through
  • Policy or research oriented work experience is preferred
  • Ability to conduct research in Japanese is preferred

About CFR

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.

 

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.

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