Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Foreign Affairs, Marketing Design, Summer 2024

Foreign Affairs
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 Foreign Affairs, Marketing Design intern will learn the ins and outs of publishing and marketing a magazine. They will develop and deepen their graphic design skills for a reputable brand and will be exposed to marketing strategies, composing of digital operations, social media, analytics and more. The intern will also learn about niche marketing as we try to target specific communities. The intern will develop office, organizational, and strategic marketing skills.


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


CFR’s summer 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):

  • Develop and execute display ad assets for various platforms
  • Create assets for Foreign Affairs social channels
  • Stage and deploy email campaigns to a variety of audiences
  • Research information about competitive set uses design to achieve business goals


  • Undergraduate student with educational concentration in graphic design, marketing, communications, media studies, or other 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)
  • Previous experience with graphic design, portfolio is required
  • Experience in Adobe suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, or Indesign
  • Knowledge in UX and UI design a plus
  • Strong understanding of typography 
  • Ability to work with multiple departments

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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