Council on Foreign Relations

  • Volunteer Internship, Digital and Cyberspace Policy, Spring 2019

    David Rockefeller Studies Program
    New York
  • 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 the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.


    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 drafting, editing, and curation of content for fellow’s blog and Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program page
    • Assist with programmatic research
    • Draft weekly in-review post for the Net Politics blog
    • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits


    • Undergraduate student majoring in international relations, computer science, political science or a related field
    • Interest in network security, innovation, and technology a plus
    • Strong research experience, excellent proofreading, editing skills, and attention to detail
    • Experience with Mandarin Chinese a plus, 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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