Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Digital and Cyberspace Policy, Spring 2022

Department
David Rockefeller Studies Program
City
New York
State
NY

Overview

All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.

 

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 intern will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program (DCP).

 

CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.

 

Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.

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

  • Perform data analysis and collection for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program 
  • With the direct support and guidance of supervisor, compile and summarize top cyber-related news stories for the Net Politics blog and program website
  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate on state-sponsored cyber attacks for the Cyber Operations Tracker

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations, national security studies,computer science, or related field
  • Students should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Previous research experience is a plus
  • Strong research, editing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

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, CFR.org.

 

CFR’s Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Robina Foundation, CFR members, and the family and friends of Franklin Williams.

 

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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