Council on Foreign Relations Internship


Department: David Rockefeller Studies Program

Semester: Spring 2017

“CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to a fellow in the Center for Geoeconomics and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects focusing on energy, technology, and security.

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with research on long- and short- term projects including writing research briefs for fellow, locating data sets and/or collecting open source information for future analyses
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications


  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Engineering, Environmental/Energy Studies, International Relations, or related major
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive research experience and previous experience working in an office
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

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,

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the below address.  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.”

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893

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