Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Latin America Studies, Fall 2022

David Rockefeller Studies Program
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 Latin America program analyzes the dynamic relationships between the United States and the nations in the Western Hemisphere. Current projects address the causes and effects of widespread phenomena such as democratization, globalization, migration, and economic development on domestic politics, foreign relations, and transnational ties within the Western Hemisphere.


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):

  • Research specific areas for blog posts, articles, and other publications, with focus on Latin American politics, international trade, global supply chains and the U.S. government's industrial policies
  • Conduct research, write memos, and analyzing quantitative data
  • Assist in promotional materials and various tasks for fellow’s upcoming book 
  • Collect news articles from U.S. and Latin American newspapers for a weekly news roundup
  • Assist in logistical support for meetings
  • Attend general meetings as time permits


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Economics, or Latin American Studies
  • 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
  • Fluency in Spanish (with an emphasis on reading) preferred, Portuguese fluency a plus
  • STATA R work/internship experience is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including database experience, Microsoft Office Suite, and internet research skills
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing 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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