Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Foreign Affairs, Marketing, Fall 2022

Foreign Affairs
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.


Foreign Affairs magazine has an internship opening with the marketing team. The intern will have the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of a major magazine and foreign policy journal. They will gather new ideas for strategic project work and expand the level of maintenance on daily marketing tasks.


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):

  • Updating weekly and monthly reporting on digital marketing campaigns
  • Copy editing and writing, scheduling, and reporting for content and subscription promotion email campaigns through an email service provider system
  • Updating scheduling and project managing all subscriber promotion and retention efforts on project management system
  • Assisting with the marketing of virtual events
  • Update reporting for current onsite messaging tests
  • coordinating with magazine editorial team and email operations; and coordinting with product team on the newsletter prodcuts and subscription forms
  • Attend Council meetings as time permits


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with concentration in political science, international affairs, advertising, public relations, marketing, business, communication, 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
  • Past relevant internship experience is a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Detail oriented with strong communication and analytic skills

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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