Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Education, World 101, 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. By actively participating in this project, this intern will gain a deeper understanding of several current foreign policy topics, their related debates, and a range of credible sources for accurate information. The intern will also participate in learning how to creatively educate a diverse audience on these particular topics.


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 development of education modules, including by identifying and researching fundamental foreign policy topics
  • Contributing to drafting, editing, and analysis of materials for the module project, and assist the digital visualization of these concepts
  • Writing and fact-checking content, as well as curating additional reading materials
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits


  • Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in education, international relations, history, journalism, 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
  • Visual storytelling experience or interest is a plus
  • Experience with basic quantitative and qualitative data
  • Strong attention to detail and resourcefulness
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with data visualization tools a plus

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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