Council on Foreign Relations

Volunteer Internship, CFR Editorial and Creative Innovations, Spring 2018

CFR Editorial


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.


The Council’s outreach initiative aims to engage an interested and influential group of Americans from around the country and the world by providing ideas and timely, clear, and accurate information on key international issues., America’s foremost Internet resource for foreign policy and national security analysis, is one of the primary tools for doing so.

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

  • Participation in the day-to-day operations of an online news and analysis website. 
  • Providing support in editing and production of pieces for the website, including research and photo selections
  • Assist with transcribing interviews
  • Assisting with metrics analysis and social media tracking
  • Provide support for content dissemination
  • Track upcoming news and update the editonal calendar
  • Assisting with research for publications, a weekly podcast, and interactive multimedia projects


  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing  on Journalism, Communications,  International Relations, or Political Science
  • Previous journalism, web, and multimedia experience; familiarity with online research, and ability to transcribe interviews quickly
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with web publishing, HTML, or photoshop skills a plus

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,


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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