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Internship, Europe Studies, Fall 2024

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

AI generated summary

  • You need to be a student in political science or related field, with knowledge of European affairs, strong research skills, and previous internship experience. Language proficiency in EU languages or German is a plus.
  • You will research European affairs, transatlantic relations, and U.S. foreign policy, draft memos, track news, and support meetings at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in political science, International Relations, European Studies, Security 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
  • Knowledge of European Affairs, transatlantic relations, and U.S Foreign Policy
  • Prior internship experience, especially in nonprofit or think tank work, a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in European politics and security
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in any EU language and/or German a plus

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of European affairs, transatlantic relations, and U.S. foreign policy
  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate and/or fellow on a variety of topics including the European Union, European security, the war in Ukraine, and European China Policy
  • Preparing research memos and assisting in the drafting and editing of written work
  • Tracking developing news stories in Europe, predominately related to European security with a focus on Germany, France, and Russia
  • Assisting with logistical support for meetings under the direct supervision of their supervisor

FAQs

What is the commitment required for this internship?

The internship requires a 14-18 hour commitment.

Are CFR internships paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

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

Yes, interns can choose whether to work in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, half remote) or fully remote.

What are the major responsibilities of this internship?

The major responsibilities include knowledge of European affairs, conducting research, preparing research memos, tracking news stories in Europe, and assisting with logistical support for meetings.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in political science, international relations, European studies, or a related field. They should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework and have knowledge of European affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Prior internship experience, especially in nonprofit or think tank work, is a plus. Proficiency in any EU language and/or German is also a plus.

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.