Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, New York Meetings, Spring 2023

Meetings and Membership
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 Meetings Program seeks to achieve a mix of speakers and issues that respond to the interests of a diverse Council membership and constantly adjusts to the new issues shaping American foreign policy. The Meetings intern provides valuable support for the department in all aspects of meeting organization.


CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.


CFR’s spring 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):

  • Conducting research on potential foreign policy topics for discussion, as well as possible moderators and speakers
  • Management of UNGA spreadsheets
  • Assisting with correspondence with speakers and confirmation calls to member participants, and drafting invitations to high- level event attendees
  • Additional assistance to the Meetings team members as needed


  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in international affairs, political science, 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 office experience strongly preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; strong writing, editing, and database skills

Pay Rate

$16.10 per hour

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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