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Fall Internship Opportunity in the Director of Studies Office

by James M. Lindsay
August 24, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York

The Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York City.

Are you a college student interested in learning more about the foreign policy field? Do you know someone who is? If so, consider a fall internship in the Director of Studies office at the Council on Foreign Relations. There are openings both in New York and Washington, DC.

What kind of work do CFR interns do? Interns help with a variety of research projects related to U.S. foreign policy, carefully follow specific issues in the news, and assist with administrative tasks like planning meetings.

What do CFR interns learn? CFR interns learn about U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. They gain an understanding of how a think tank operates and what it accomplishes. In addition, internships are a valuable way for students to test out the foreign policy field and decide if it suits their interests.

What does CFR look for in potential interns? CFR seeks talented and motivated students focusing on international relations, political science, or a related field, with strong research, writing, and editing skills as well as some previous administrative experience. In both Washington and New York CFR seeks interns who can commit sixteen hours per week to the internship.

To apply: Please email your application, consisting of a resume and cover letter, directly to humanresources@cfr.org.

Update: This internship position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. We will begin recruiting interns for spring semester in late November.

Post a Comment 5 Comments

  • Posted by Irene C.

    Is the internship open to recent college graduates?

  • Posted by Kate Collins

    Hi Irene,

    Thanks for your interest. Yes, we are accepting applications from recent graduates as well as current students.


  • Posted by Tasha Solomon

    Does the application only consist of each applicant’s resume and cover letter or is there an additional application form?

  • Posted by Kate Collins

    Hi Tasha,

    The application consists only of the resume and cover letter. These materials should be emailed directly to humanresources@cfr.org.


  • Posted by Gabriellle Barnettt

    What are the exact dates for this internship?

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