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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.
Below are links to current openings at the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR updates this section on a daily basis. The Council on Foreign Relations also offers volunteer internships for college students, graduate students, or graduates focusing on international relations or pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.
Here are our current job openings. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.
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The Special Assistant, Executive Office will work under the direction of the chief of staff to the president and the chief financial officer. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals.
Foreign Affairs is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to oversee the magazine’s business strategy and operations. The Chief Revenue Officer will report to the Editor and be responsible for driving revenue and circulation growth across both print and digital products.
Foreign Affairs is a multiplatform media operation that includes a print edition, a website, a mobile application, and events. Foreign Affairs has a total paid circulation of more than 200,000 and nearly one million monthly visitors to the website.
Foreign Affairs is seeking a dynamic and innovative digital leader to oversee the magazine’s digital products. With dual reporting to the Executive Editor and Chief Revenue Officer, this person will drive the vision and strategy for our digital presence, developing an exceptional user experience that grows both our audience and revenue.
Foreign Affairs is a multiplatform media operation that includes a print and digital magazine, website, mobile application, and events. Foreign Affairs has a circulation of more than 200,000 print and digital subscribers, and nearly one million monthly visitors to the website.
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 Assistant Director will work under the direction of the senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy (WFP) program on projects related to the program’s core areas: economic participation; girls’ education; and peace and security.
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.
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 6, 2018 at midnight.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a Deputy Director of Design to join our growing Product & Design team. Reporting to the Director of Product and Design, the candidate will be the lead designer on a varied portfolio of projects, and will supervise a small team of graphic, data visualization, and UI/UX designers.
The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines. The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.
As part of the Human Resources team, the deputy director will be a true generalist, with a focus on recruitment, diversity and inclusion, performance management, employee relations, training, employee events, health and wellness initiatives, and benefits administration. The Deputy Director will supervise the Human Resources staff in the Washington, DC office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working on human resources competencies, in a fast paced, collegial and intellectually engaging nonprofit work environment.
The Deputy Director will work closely with the Vice President and Director of Human Resources.
Foreign Affairs is the leading journal in the field of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The Social Media and Audience Development Editor will identify and craft story angles to grow Foreign Affairs' following and circulation through social media, newsletters, partnerships, and more. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in using social platforms to promote a publication and build audience engagement.