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Internship, Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy, Fall 2024

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

AI generated summary

  • You must be a college student with a focus in International Relations, American Government, or Political Science, available 3 days a week, with prior congressional experience and strong communication skills.
  • You will assist with administrative duties, manage databases, handle correspondence, organize meetings with congressional staff, and conduct research and writing as needed.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, or Political Science
  • 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
  • Must be available three days a week, including Monday and Friday
  • Mandatory onsite component, to include weekly Friday in person briefing on Capitol Hill
  • Congressional internship or experience required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and work well on a team

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Washington External Affairs team with day-to-day administrative duties, including logging registrations for meetings, creating and maintaining lists of congressional contacts, targeting constituencies for the distribution of CFR materials, and managing the extensive CFR database
  • Help manage the Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program's correspondence as well as drafting invitations and other materials for meetings
  • Provide logistical support and execution of weekly meetings for Capitol Hill with congressional senior staff as well as occasional additional meetings with members of Congress
  • Perform research and writing, as needed

FAQs

What is the Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program?

The Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program are training programs offered by CFR that provide interns with training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs, as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning, and more.

What is the role of the Washington External Affairs team in this internship?

The Washington External Affairs team is comprised of the Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program and CFR's diplomatic and executive branch initiatives. The Congress program engages members of Congress and their staffs with various events, briefings, and roundtable discussions on foreign policy issues.

What are the major responsibilities of an intern in this position?

The major responsibilities of this position include assisting with administrative duties, managing databases, drafting invitations and materials for meetings, providing logistical support for events, and conducting research and writing as needed.

Are the internships paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Qualifications for this internship include being an undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations, Public Policy, American Government, or Political Science, having completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework, having availability three days a week, including Monday and Friday, and having experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management.

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.