Council on Foreign Relations

Volunteer Internship, CFR Editorial, Summer 2018

CFR Editorial
New York


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 worlds 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. 


CFR volunteer internships are unpaid, require a 16- 21 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis. 

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

  • Participating in the day-to-day operations of the Council’s online news and analysis website
  • Supporting production and editing of CFR Digital content
  • Photo, website content, and podcast production research; editing photos and audio, and copyediting news stories and multimedia projects
  • Assist with transcribing interviews, and disseminations and outreach of CFR Digital content, including supporting metrics analysis


  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on journalism, communications, or international relations
  • Previous journalism, web, multimedia experience a plus
  • Excellent editing skills and familiarity with Chicago Style
  • Proficiency in MS Office, HTML, CMS, and photo editing 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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