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CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

 

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The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Digital Analytics Manager to provide support for various analytics efforts across the organization. The Council aims to increase awareness of cfr.org and its related digital initiatives through this role. Reporting directly to the Director of Digital Operations, this position will collaborate and work alongside the think tank, editorial, product, and technology teams to grow visitor traffic and increase awareness of the brand.
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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.   As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.
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Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is the preeminent publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is a leading independent, nonprofit membership organization and nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.   The Assistant Editor has substantial responsibilities and is involved in all aspects of Foreign Affairs’ editorial process. Previous assistant editors have gone on to careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, academia, and government. The position lasts for one year, starting as early as June.   The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022.
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CFR’s Washington External Affairs operation is focused primarily on actively engaging members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and their staff to provide timely, relevant, and useful analyses to further inform policymaking at the U.S. Capitol.  Through discussion and examination of the critical challenges facing the United States and international community, the program seeks to serve as both a direct resource for Congress and a convener of leading thinkers and practitioners both on and off the Hill in a variety of nonpartisan fora. The secondary focus on this program is facilitating limited engagement with the diplomatic community and executive branch. This is a full-time position with a hybrid work schedule based in our Washington office. 
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The Production and Business Associate will support all finance operations and magazine production activities for Foreign Affairs. This is an excellent opportunity to learn multi-platform content production and profit and loss management from the ground up.   As part of a team, reporting to the Circulation Operations Director, he/she will learn how to forecast revenue and expenses for subscriptions, advertising, events, and third party revenue streams, such as apps and content licenses. He/she will play a role in the production of our print and digital products as well as content syndication across third-party platforms.
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a Deputy Director of Email and Digital Marketing to manage a broad range of audience-facing marketing channels, with an emphasis on email marketing and audience development. This position will be a part of the Digital Marketing team and CFR’s interdepartmental Audience Development team. The Deputy Director of Email and Digital Marketing will collaborate across the organization with departments that are involved in outreach and marketing, as well as with the Digital Services and the Information Services department, to shape a best-in-class suite of email offerings and help grow engaged audiences across platforms.   This is a full-time position with a hybrid work schedule based in either our Washington, DC or New York office.
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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’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The Research Associate will support the work of the Fellow for Innovation and Economic Competitiveness.
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The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred Council meetings a year and is one of the most sought after locations in Manhattan to rent for corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, and other special events. This position will work as part of a team to ensure smooth execution of events. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a dedicated facilities and events team in a professional environment with good opportunities for growth.
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The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office.
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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 DC multimedia intern will have the opportunity to learn more about audio and video production, researching and writing, and international relations at large. This internship will serve as a stepping stone for a variety of opportunities in foreign policy, journalism, and media. They will gain skills in working cohesively in a team/office environment, bolstering their researching and writing skills, and learning more about media and production.   CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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 gain exposure to policy research and think tanks, and develop research and writing skills in a professional context.   CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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 Council on Foreign Relations sponsors two Independent Task Forces each year, which are overseen by the Independent Task Force Program. Chaired by distinguished public servants, Task Forces are convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy and provide policymakers with concrete judgments and recommendations. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations. Upon its conclusion, the Task Force will release a full report of its findings and recommendations.   For more information about Task Forces, please visit the program’s webpage or see the complete list of Task Force reports.   CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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 work with a research associate in the studies department, assisting a senior fellow with research, editing, and administrative tasks. The intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze economic policy and historical questions.   CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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 Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast, and online media outlets and on promoting CFR’s roster of products, which includes on-the-record events, CFR books, Council Special Reports, Task Force reports, working papers, online publications and interactive features, and Foreign Affairs articles. The department also works to ensure that CFR experts are visible in the news media.   CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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 help to research and create a new series of multimedia tools for a variety of educational materials in international relations. By actively participating in this project, this intern will participate in learning how to creatively educate a diverse audience on topics in international relations. The intern will also will gain a deeper understanding of several current foreign policy topics, their related debates, and a range of credible sources for accurate information.    CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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.   Spring 2022 internships will begin on a remote basis with a possibility of limited onsite work. However, it will be possible to participate in the program on a fully-remote basis as well.
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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. As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will spend half of their time supporting a fellow concentrated on Latin America studies and areas of security, strategic competition, migration, and democratization; and half of their time supporting a senior fellow focused on U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and European affairs.
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The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a fellow or senior fellow for climate change and energy policy. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research and writing on what should be done to prevent and mitigate the consequences of climate change and to navigate the global green transition underway. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on what can be done to minimize and possibly reverse the damage being done by a changing climate and to explore the opportunities and consequences for an energy transition. The position will be filled at either the fellow or senior-fellow level, depending on the selected applicant’s credentials and accomplishments. The position can be based in either New York or Washington, DC.
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The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a fellow or senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy. The status of women and girls around the world has significant consequences for economic prosperity, political stability, human rights, democracy, and other vital U.S. foreign policy objectives. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct original research and writing on these major issues. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on U.S. policy involving women around the world. The position will be assigned at either the fellow or senior fellow level, depending on the selected applicant’s credentials and accomplishments. This position can be based in either New York or Washington, DC.
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The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 members in order to enhance their member experience.
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CFR Digital is seeking a Director of Design and User Experience to join our award-winning team. The candidate will manage a team of UX, data visualization and print designers. The role will oversee the design and UX for all projects, including interactives, maps, timelines, assets for video, print collateral, as well as overall page design for CFR.org and its mobile products. The Director will work closely and collaboratively with the editorial, product and engineering teams and support council-wide initiatives involving Studies and the Executive office. Council branding will also fall under the Director’s purview.
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