Research Associate, Geoeconomics

David Rockefeller Studies Program


CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.


The research associate will work in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS), the part of the Studies department that focuses on the intersection of international economics and international relations. The research associate will support the work of the Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Carrying out quantitative data analysis and other research on specific areas as requested by the fellow, including global capital flows, China and other emerging economies, and the macroeconomic policies of the major advanced economies
  • Assisting in preparing graphics for blog posts, presentations, and policy briefs
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations and travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including handling correspondence, scheduling, making travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information
  • Assisting in managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter as needed
  • Providing support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request


  • BA degree with high academic credentials
  • Interest in international finance and economics and how it overlaps with geopolitics
  • Outstanding research, quantitative, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency or interest in using Excel. Experience with Bloomberg data analysis helpful.

Pay Range

$48,000 to $51,000 per year

Pay commensurate with experience and education

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,


The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.


The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


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