Council on Foreign Relations

  • Research Associate, Korea Studies

    David Rockefeller Studies Program
  • Overview

    CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.


    The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow on projects related to Korea Studies.

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

    • Providing administrative support to the senior fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
    • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the senior fellow, including both English and Korean language source material
    • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, travel arrangements, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
    • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material, including grant proposals and reports for private foundation funders
    • Assisting in managing the editing, production, and dissemination of monthly newsletter
    • Assisting in managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements and grant information and drafting reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
    • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach,  including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, etc., as needed
    • Providing support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request


    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in international relations, political science, Asian studies, history, or related field
    • Demonstrated academic work on foreign relations of Korea
    • Demonstrated use of statistics, archival materials, and Korean-language sources in research papers
    • Full-professional proficiency in Korean at minimum and living experience in South Korea preferred
    • 1+ years related administrative experience preferred
    • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Twitter or other social media
    • Excellent skills in research, writing, editing, organization, multi -tasking ,and  high attention to detail

    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 offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.


    The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


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