Council on Foreign Relations

  • Volunteer Internship, Korea 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 volunteer intern will develop the ability to conduct in-depth primary and secondary source research in English and Korean, knowledge of different types of sources and databases. The volunteer intern will obtain a broad set of knowledge and insight of Korean politics and gain professional skills as they interact with various guests including experts. 


    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):

    • Assisting with research and editing assignments focusing on Korea and Northeast Asia
    • Conducting primary and secondary source research in English and Korean
    • Sourcing, reading, and summarizing academic articles on Korea
    • Assist with media updates and note taking at events


    • Undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated academic work on Korea
    • Former research experience, in professional, internship, or academic setting a plus
    • Strong research abilities
    • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
    • Please submit two research papers writing samples in addition to a resume and cover letter
    • Full-professional proficiency (fluency) in Korean is required; professional proficiency in Chinese or Japanese desired, but not required

    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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