Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Education, Model Diplomacy, Fall 2022

New York


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 have the opportunity to conduct research on current foreign policy topics while helping to create a new series of educational materials. This intern will be exposed to the writing, research, and program planning of Model Diplomacy cases, as well as providing support for the Model Diplomacy initiative.


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


CFR’s fall internship program gives interns the opportunity to choose whether to work in our office in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, and half remote), or on an offsite fully remote basis. 

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

  • Assisting with the research, drafting, and editing of Model Diplomacy content on the United Nations Security Council, issues in global; governance and international institutions and other topics, as requested
  • Reviewing and, where necessary, researching and drafting updates for existing Model Diplomacy materials, such as timelines, recommended readings, and videos across diverse topics
  • Contributing to other tasks for the Model Diplomacy program and other Education Department projects, as requested


  • Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in international relations, history, political science, or a 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
  • Relevant research experience, as well as an interest in teaching, Model UN, simulations, and/or education a plus
  • Experience with basic quantitative and qualitative data
  • Strong attention to detail and resourcefulness
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite

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’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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