Council on Foreign Relations Internship
The CFR Volunteer Internship Program offers an exceptional opportunity for talented individuals who are considering a career in international relations. Our volunteer interns have the chance to interact with experts, scholars, and young, upcoming leaders in the foreign policy field.
Volunteer interns are recruited year-round on a semester basis in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices. Volunteer internships are generally offered in the Executive Office, CFR.org, the Studies Program, Publications, Communications, the Meetings Program, the Corporate Program, and Foreign Affairs publishing. Each semester requires a part-time commitment of at least fourteen to twenty-one hours per week. A volunteer intern’s duties generally consist of departmental support, editing and writing, research, and event coordination.
CFR generally considers undergraduate and graduate students with majors in international relations, political science, economics, or a related field for its Volunteer Internship Program. A regional specialization and language skills may also be required for some internships. In addition to meeting the intellectual requirements, applicants should have excellent skills in administration, writing, and research; basic computer skills; and previous office experience.