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Internship, Center for Preventive Action, Fall 2024

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

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  • You must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a background in Political Science, International Relations, or related fields. Strong research, writing, and administrative skills are essential, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based research. Ability to work independently is a must.
  • You will conduct research, assist with writing and editing content, update interactive trackers, manage social media, track news reports, and attend meetings.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student (preferred) with background in Political Science, International Relations, International Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, or 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
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills on subjects related to CPA research area for short-term and long-term projects
  • Administration and Upkeep of a major website
  • Event Planning and Support
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel and Word), Adobe, web-based research skills, and familiarity with social media and marketing
  • Ability to work independently and consistently produce high-quality work


  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate and/or fellow on a variety of conflict-related topics, including great power competition and regional conflicts, for publications and interactives
  • Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as needed
  • Provide updates for CPA's Global Conflict Tracker interactive by synthesizing news and reports
  • Assist with the social media presence and marketing strategy for the department, including drafting tweets and brainstorming outreach ideas, as needed
  • Track daily news reports that are relevant for the department
  • Attend relevant meetings and take notes to be shared with the research associate


What is the commitment required for this internship?

The internship requires a 14 - 18 hour commitment.

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

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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.