Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Communications, Foreign Affairs Marketing, Fall 2022

Global Communications and Media Relations
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 Global Communications and Media Relations department is looking for an intern to work with promoting Foreign Affairs web content, issue launches, events, and more. The intern will support the rapidly- evolving media landscape and ensuring that Foreign Affairs materials reach their intended audiences. 


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):

  • Tracking press transistions and updating press lists in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 
  • Obtaining contact information for authors and their communications department from editorial and CRM for author media engagement
  • Using media monitoring services to track Foreign Affairs mentions and compiling mentions
  • Assisting with building tailored pitch lists for marquis pieces
  • Maintaining internal process documents and tracking outreach efforts for weekly web content


  • Undergraduate student majoring in communications, journalism, international relations, public relations, marketing 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
  • Previous experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and interest in news and journalism and marketing/ communucations preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

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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