Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Digital Content, Podcast, Summer 2024

CFR Digital
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.


CFR’s podcast seeks to explain pressing IR issues to a new, wide audience. Under the umbrella of the Multimedia team, the podcast intern will prepare research briefings on episode topics, and aid in other logistical and production-related tasks.


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


Please note that all internships are offered on a hybrid (half in the office, half remote) or fully remote basis. All internships are paid positions (no exceptions can be made on this). As such, all interns must have the legal right to work in the United States and be based in the United States for the duration of the internship.

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

  • Prepare research briefings on episode topics, including compiling and highlighting articles on multiple subjects, uncovering fresh angles and points of interest, and assembling lists of speakers and guests
  • Assist with application for festivals, awards, etc.
  • Photo, website content, and podcast production research; editing photos and audio, and copyediting news stories and multimedia projects; reviewing and editing transcripts
  • Assist with organizing interviews and other logistics


  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on journalism, international relations, or related field
  • All applicants 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
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Previous journalism, web, multimedia experience a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google

Pay Rate

$17.00 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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