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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 Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations and team based out of the 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 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 under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program.
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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.   As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will spend half of his/her time supporting the Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics on the area of finance, international economics, and foreign policy. The research associate will also support the work of other programs within the Studies Program.
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The Program Associate will be a member of the Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 120 meetings each year.
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The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) 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. Launched in January 2020, Think Global Health is a CFR-sponsored online magazine that examines the ways that health shapes economies, societies, and everyday lives around the world. Since its launch, the site has published 342 articles from 364 authors, representing fifty-six countries on six continents, and it has attracted more than two million pageviews. Major news outlets, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Vox, New York Magazine, and many others have shared and linked Think Global Health articles, data visualizations, and interviews.   The Staff Editor, Think Global Health will support daily operations of a new CFR project on the future of U.S. engagement on global health. The Staff Editor will help coordinate and edit the work of contributors to a section of the Think Global Health website dedicated to this project. In the performance of this work, the Staff Editor will work under the direction of the senior fellow for global health responsible for the project and in coordination with the Director of the Global Health Program and the Deputy Managing Editor of Think Global Health.
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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 work under the direction of the distinguished fellow whose work focuses on Russia.
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New York
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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 work in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomics Studies, supporting the work of the Senior Fellow focusing on the area of finance, international economics and foreign policy.
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New York
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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.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow on projects related to Korea Studies.
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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.
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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.   Foreign Affairs is looking for a senior editor to join our editorial team.
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New York
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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. The mandate of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program is to identify major gaps in multilateral approaches to existing and emerging global challenges and to propose creative but practical solutions to advance international cooperation in a turbulent, fast-changing era.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow and will work closely with the Assistant Director on projects related to international institutions and global governance.
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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.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program (DCP).
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New York
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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.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of the senior fellow whose work focuses on the Middle East and on democracy promotion.
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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 think tank dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.    The Advertising Operations Associate, Foreign Affairs will coordinate the successful execution of digital advertising products and assist in most departmental operations, providing administrative and operational support in the areas of research, finance, production, and database management. The role will report directly into the Advertising Director and supports ad sales objectives.
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The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for an Associate Editor to join the Foreign Affairs editorial team. 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 think tank dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The Associate Editor will serve as a general article editor working on both print and online articles. The job will involve editing pieces, generating story ideas, and assisting with other publication-related tasks. Staff are working on a fully remote basis until at least September 2021. When in-person work resumes, this position will be based in CFR’s New York office.
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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 think tank dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.   This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The Social Media and Audience Development Editor, Foreign Affairs will be responsible for maintaining Foreign Affairs’ social media presence and assisting with the curation and production of email newsletters and other editorial products. The ideal candidate will combine a strong knowledge of international affairs with sharp writing skills, close attention to detail, and a keen interest in helping Foreign Affairs articles find an audience.
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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 think tank dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.   The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a Staff Editor to join the Foreign Affairs editorial team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The new editor will serve as a general article editor working on both print and online articles. The job will involve editing pieces, generating story ideas, and assisting with other publication-related tasks. 
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The Program Assistant will be a member of CFR’s Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 100 meetings each year. 
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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 Director of Studies office manages and administers staffing, budgeting, fundraising, and developing and implementing departmental procedures. The assistant director will be part of a dynamic team and will work under the direction of the director of studies administration and the deputy director for studies administration to help support the wide range of department activities.
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The Global Communications and Media Relations office works to promote the Council on Foreign Relations’ programs, publications, and scholars. It uses the full complement of channels and platforms to reach target audiences, including traditional and social media outreach, webcasts, podcasts, conference calls, and press briefings.   The Assistant Director is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR, with a primary focus on the media relations efforts for Foreign Affairs magazine and its website, ForeignAffairs.com. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations.
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The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to fill the Ralph Bunche Chair. The Council established the chair in 2003 to further research that identifies the major challenges and opportunities facing Africa and that provides concrete, tangible policy recommendations for enabling African countries to achieve their potential. The fellow or senior fellow selected to hold the Ralph Bunche chair will be expected to conduct original research and writing on the major issues affecting African countries. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on U.S. policy toward Africa. The position will be assigned at either the fellow or senior fellow level, depending on the selected applicant’s credentials and accomplishments.
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