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Internship, Development, Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • New York City

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  • You must be an undergrad student in international relations or related field, with 4 semesters of college coursework, experience in nonprofit/fundraising, and proficiency in Microsoft tools for this Fall 2024 internship.
  • You will be drafting grant reports, conducting prospect research, reviewing acknowledgments, and updating project proposals for CFR.


  • Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, nonprofit management, business, 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)
  • Previous experience in fundraising, alumni relations, nonprofit management, or foundation relations preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel


  • The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
  • Drafting, reviewing, and finalizing grant reports to several major donors
  • Assist with foundation and individual donor prospect research as requests from various departments
  • Support the team with reviewing acknowledgments for Annual Fund gifts
  • Assist with the writing and research to update existing proposals for various CFR projects


Is this internship paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

What is the time commitment for this internship?

The internship requires a 14 - 18 hour commitment.

Can interns choose to work fully remote or in a hybrid capacity?

Yes, interns have the option to work in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, half remote) or fully remote.

What are some of the major responsibilities of this internship?

Some responsibilities include drafting, reviewing, and finalizing grant reports, assisting with donor prospect research, supporting the team with acknowledgments for Annual Fund gifts, and updating existing project proposals.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Qualifications include being an undergraduate student with a concentration in related fields, completing at least four semesters of college coursework, having previous experience in fundraising or related areas, possessing excellent research, writing, and communication skills, and being proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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.