Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Foreign Affairs, Production and Financial Operations, Fall 2022

Foreign Affairs
New York


CFR’s Blavatnik and Robina Franklin Williams internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.


The intern will be exposed to the business side of Foreign Affairs magazine from the production of all its products to the creation of its budget, expense tracking, and revenue channels. The intern will help gather new ideas for strategic project work, and help create and document new processes that improve the magazine's products and flows.


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):

  • Assist in the production of the magazine and the distribution of supporting products;
  • Updating reports related to department finances and operations;
  • Tracking expenses related to manufacturing and distribution;
  • Assist with the daily operations of the team by tracking production expenses, paying vendor invoices, and updating inventory reports.


  • Undergraduate student, majoring in economics, marketing, business administration, finance, or other 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; data analysis 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 internships are funded by the generous gifts of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Robina Foundation, and the Franklin Williams Family.


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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