Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Director of Studies, Spring 2022

Department
David Rockefeller Studies Program: Director of Studies Office
City
Washington
State
DC

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.

 

The intern will gain exposure to policy research and think tanks, and develop research and writing skills in a professional context.

 

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):

  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate and/or fellow on a variety of topics including current U.S. foreign policy, history, and the interactions between Congress and the executive branch on matters of foreign policy
  • Track daily news reports that are relevant for the department
  • Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs, blog posts, book chapters, content for the foreign policy blog, and other publications, as needed

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in International Relations, Political Science, History, or related field
  • All applicants 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
  • Strong background in U.S. history is required
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Previous work experience in an office environment preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 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, 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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