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Internship, Africa Studies Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • Washington, DC

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  • You must be an undergraduate student majoring in political science or related field, with at least four semesters of college coursework completed. Prior internship experience and strong research, writing, and language skills are desired. French proficiency is a bonus.
  • You will research social media, assist with events, track news in Africa, and research topics for fellow projects at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate student, majoring in political science, African studies, international relations, global studies or a related field
  • All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Prior internship experience, especially in nonprofit or think tank work, a plus
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in French is preferred but not required

Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly social media research for fellows' projects
  • Assisting with event planning for fellow
  • Tracking current events on the continent throughout the term
  • Staying on top of news in Africa
  • Researching for topics for the fellow

FAQs

Are the CFR internships paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

What is the time commitment required for this internship?

The internship requires a 14 - 18 hour commitment.

Can interns choose to work in the office or remotely?

Yes, interns can choose to work in the office in a hybrid capacity or on an offsite fully remote basis.

What are the major responsibilities of this internship?

The major responsibilities include conducting weekly social media research, assisting with event planning, tracking current events in Africa, staying updated on news in Africa, and researching topics for the fellow.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

The qualifications include being an undergraduate student majoring in political science, African studies, international relations, or a related field, having completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework, having prior internship experience, possessing excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and proficiency in French is preferred but not required.

The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

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Mission & Purpose

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR's think tank is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. CFR's website, www.cfr.org, is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. CFR publishes the bimonthly Foreign Affairs magazine, widely-considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.