Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Education, Marketing, 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 assist in efforts related to marketing, research, and analytic reporting for the Education department. By actively participating in this project, this intern will gain a deeper understanding managing social media accounts across multiple platforms, developing assets for marketing purposes, and performing analytics reporting to determine ROI (return on investment) of multiple campaigns. 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 Education department initiative social media accounts and brand messaging through a variety of platforms
  • Researching various channels and accounts with relevant and potential audiences for advertising
  • Compiling a database of educational influencers across higher education, high school, and general public audiences
  • Assisting with content development for the website and other promotional or advertising materials
  • Assisting with the day to day operations of marketing, including social media and analytic reporting


  • Undergraduate student focusing on marketing, business, international relations, political science, communications or related field
  • Students should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of collee coursework (not including AP classses in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Relevant office experience preferred, with interest in advertising and market analysis
  • Previous web or multimedia, analytics experience a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office and various social media platforms

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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