Council on Foreign Relations

Volunteer Internship, Finance, Spring 2018

New York


 CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy or nonprofit management.


This is an opportunity for an intern to learn firsthand the professional responsibilities of the day-to-day work of an accountant, shadowing members of the Accounting team as they perform their duties and gain an understanding of a unique work environment.

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

  • Support with basic accounting functions such as research, filing, and data entry
  • Help with journal entry preparation including recording and helping to maintain financial records, under the guidance of the intern supervisor
  • Assist with ad-hoc learning projects
  • Shadow members of the accounting team
  • Observe and participate in department meetings


  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting or business
  • Previous experience working in accounting is a plus
  • Familiarity with Excel

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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