Council on Foreign Relations

  • Volunteer Internship, European Studies, Spring 2019

    David Rockefeller Studies Program
  • 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.


    The Council has a volunteer internship available in the studies department. The volunteer intern will report to a senior fellow who specializes in European studies and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed. The volunteer intern will gain knowledge on U.S. political and diplomatic history and European affairs.  


    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):

    • Supporting the department with research on the history of American isolationism and U.S. strategy toward Europe
    • Editing, updating, and proofreading materials
    • Assisting with event planning and staffing events for CFR's Europe Program


    • Undergraduate student majoring in international relations, political science, European studies, European languages or related disciplines
    • Previous research, writing, editing, event planning, and other related internship experience preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Office

    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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